Rule of Law

The Outlook for the Rule of Law in Mexico

Since Mexico's July 2018 election, there has been speculation about the new administration's approach to questions of rule of law in Mexico. The Wilson Center welcomed two ministers of Mexico's Supreme Court, Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena and Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza, to discuss the rule-of-law challenges being faced in the country as well as opportunities for further reform of the judicial system. Expert panelists also discussed prospects for reform as well as Mexico's shift to an adversarial system and the status of its implementation.

How to Engage with the Russian Elite? The Case for Corporate Governance

Since 2014, the United States and the European Union have used sanctions to punish Russia’s economic elite for the actions of its government. Such policies have pushed Russian business into the arms of Vladimir Putin, even though historically, elites have often played an important role in facilitating democratic transition. Max Gutbrod, who has practiced law in Russia for two decades, will discuss the vital and underappreciated role that corporate law can play as a means of promoting political and economic change in the Russian Federation. 

Reforming Brazilian Infrastructure Procurement: Looking at Practical Solutions

The recent Lava Jato investigations have revealed the serious challenge that corruption poses to the efficient delivery of infrastructure and other public services in Brazil and throughout Latin America. As multiple studies have shown, corruption is an obstacle to sustained economic development and democratic institutions alike. 
 

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