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The "Justice 2020" Initiative and the Rule of Law in Argentina

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Jun. 5, 2017
9:00am – 10:30am


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The "Justice 2020" Initiative and the Rule of Law in Argentina

The “Justice 2020” Initiative and the Rule of Law in Argentina:  A Conversation with Minister of Justice and Human Rights Germán Garavano and Secretary of Security Eugenio Burzaco 

In May 2016, Argentine President Mauricio Macri launched the “Justice 2020” initiative, promising bold reforms to Argentina’s troubled criminal justice system. The initiative aims to improve judicial independence, transparency, and efficiency, and address the corruption and politicization that have long compromised the rule of law in Argentina. “Justice 2020” envisions sweeping legislative changes and reforms to the entity that helps select and supervise judges.

We hosted a conversation with the Minister of Justice and Human Rights and the Secretary of Security to discuss progress and obstacles to implementing the “Justice 2020” initiative, and Argentina’s collaboration with the U.S. government and other international actors in this important reform process.

Note: This event was held in Spanish.

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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

Argentina Project

The Argentina Project of the Latin American Program, aspires to be the premiere institution for policy-relevant research on the political and economic reforms underway in Argentina. The project will be a valuable resource for senior officials in the U.S. and Argentine governments, lawmakers, investors, diplomats, and journalists.  Read more

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