Online-Seminar

Constitutional Law, the Global South and Covid-19:Comparing Colombia,South Africa and India

SAIFAC and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung South Africa

The response of constitutional democracies in the Global South-such as Columbia, South Africa and India-to the COVID-19 pandemic raises a range of interesting questions flowing from the specific circumstances of these societies. These include high levels of absolute poverty, socio-economic inequality and limited capacity within the state and continuing efforts to entrench a democratic culture.

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Program

The panel will focus on the following issues:

-Under which constitutional structures have lockdowns been declared?

-Did governments adopt the least restrictive measures on fundamental rights when imposing social distancing requirements?

-Have there been constitutional challenges to these measures?Were the successful?

-Did socio-economic rights assist in the time of lockdown?

-Global democracies remain fragile, did authoritarian tendencies display themselves or was there an entrechment of a culture of

constitutionalism?

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Venue

ZOOM SEMINAR, RSVP (naomi@saifac.org.za)

Speakers

  • Prof Manuela Cepeda
    • Colombian Constitutional Court Prof Sandra Liebenberg
      • University of Stellenbosch Prof Amita Dhanda
        • NALSAR University of Law
          Contact

          Nancy Msibi

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          Project Manager

          Nancy.Msibi@kas.de +27 11 214 29 00