A Conversation with Two Supreme Court Justices
On October 19, 2018 the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA), the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) were honored to host two sitting Justices of the Supreme Court of Mexico. The event was organized around the 2018 Alumni Reunion Weekend at Georgetown Law.
After a series of constitutional reforms, in recent years Mexico’s Supreme Court has been playing a more active role in defining the contours of rights under the Mexican Constitution, including social rights that call for affirmative entitlements and rights that lie at the intersections of private morality and public policy. In “A Conversation with Two Supreme Court Justices: The Role of The Mexican Supreme Court in Mexico’s Democracy” Justices Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena and Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza were invited to Georgetown Law to discuss the factors driving the Supreme Court’s evolving jurisprudence and increasing role in Mexico’s democracy, as well as the challenges the Court is facing in the current political context.
The discussion was chaired by Alicia Ely Yamin, Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown Law and Senior Advisor at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Thomas Banchoff, Vice President for Global Engagement at Georgetown University and Professor at the Department of Government and Walsh School of Foreign Service kicked off the event, with CAROLA’s Professor Alvaro Santos providing context on the Court’s contributions and the challenges that lie ahead.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Thomas Banchoff, Vice President for Global Engagement, Georgetown University, Professor, Department of Government and Walsh School of Foreign Service
Introduction: The Supreme Court’s Contributions and Challenges Ahead
Álvaro Santos, Professor of Law & Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas, Georgetown Law
A Conversation with the Supreme Court Justices
Justices Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena & Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza
Moderated by Alicia Ely Yamin, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Senior Advisor, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law