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Constitutional Democracy and the Role of High Courts in Times of Crisis: The Case of Mexico

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How do modern constitutional democracies preserve the rule of law during crises and states of exception or emergency? The COVID-19 pandemic has offered a window into the various mechanisms used by judiciaries to maintain the health of democracies in extreme circumstances. Join us on October 23rd, 2020 for a discussion of approach taken in Mexico. Mexican Supreme Court Justice Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena (LLM ’98) will describe comparative global strategies as well as the particulars of the Mexican Supreme Court’s approach. Professor Sofia Charvel of the ITAM Law School will provide broader background on the government’s institutional and legal response to Coronavirus in Mexico’s federalist system. Following the presentations, PFC Senior Fellow Alicia Ely Yamin will moderate questions and answers from the audience.

Panelists
Introduction: Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
Justice Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena, Supreme Court Justice, Mexican Supreme Court
Sofia Charvel, Director of the Undergraduate Law Program, Full time Professor, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Moderator: Alicia Ely Yamin, Senior Fellow in Global Health and Rights, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School; Senior Advisor on Human Rights, Partners in Health

Details

Date:
October 23
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/constitutional-democracy-and-the-role-of-high-courts-in-times-of-crisis
Department:
Research Programs Events

Venue

Online
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Organizer

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioetihcs at Harvard Law School
Email:
petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu
Website:
http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu