The meeting and conversation with the Ecuadorian Constitutional Court aims to grasp, directly from the Judges, how the constitutional adjudication works in a society characterised by deep-rooted social exclusion and inequality. In this regard, one of the most salient features of the Ecuadorian Constitutional jurisprudence is the proactive and creative methods—including the integration of Inter-American Human Rights standards—to keep the Executive accountable during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The event was organised by the Human Rights Centre and the Programme for Studies on Human Rights in Context (Ghent University), together with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany) and the Ecuadorian Constitutional Court.
This is the first of a series of dialogues that will seek to understand how human rights adjudicators operate in different contexts.
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