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Tendencias del constitucionalismo en Iberoamérica, International IDEA - 2009

Constitutionalism in Latin America has experienced significant changes in recent years. The unstoppable expansion of democratic systems and the increased concern for respect of human rights has sparked vivid debates on the content of constitutional texts and their function in societies marked by high political and social pluralism.

In order to analyze these new circumstances, the International Seminar on the Tendencies of Constitutionalism in Latin America was held at the Juridical Research Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in March 2009.

This report contains the speeches presented at the Seminar, organized both by topic and by new constitutional experiences or emerging constitutional paradigms. In the latter, the cases of Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador are analyzed since these countries have ratified new constitutions that depart from the normative models of other countries.

Also included in this report is a multicolor chart demonstrating the advances in recent years as well as the risks and dilemmas facing the constitutional state model. In celebration of the region’s 200 years of independence, this report seeks to offer reflection and insight into the key changes and state of affairs that have emerged. 

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