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July 7 @ 23:40 - 01:10 UTCJuly 7 @ 19:40 - 21:10 New YorkJuly 7 @ 18:40 - 20:10 BogotáJuly 8 @ 07:40 - 09:10 SingaporeJuly 8 @ 09:40 - 11:10 SydneyJuly 8 @ 01:40 - 03:10 Rome

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Social Rights and Rule of Law in the Future of Latin America (Spanish)

Social rights constitute a set of prerogatives capable of tackling the main existing social problems, such as inequalities and exclusion. However, these rights have never been the reality in the countries of Latin America, which have surrendered to the neoliberal policies of the last decades, preventing the realization of the most basic rights of their citizens. This challenge is even more complex with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, which will demand more energetic actions from Latin American governments to re-establish minimum conditions for a dignified life. It is based on this context of a troubled present, affected by government decisions with authoritarian contours and affecting the most varied fundamental rights of Latin American people, that a reflection about the future of this set of rights is endorsed, vis-à-vis the rule of law that is severely violated at its bases and that will need to recover after the pandemic, thus offering a fresh start for the next generations.

Chair(s): Ana Claudia Santano / Gonzalo Aguilar Cavallo / Estefania Maria de Queiroz Barbosa