On May 13, 2020, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the World Justice Project (WJP) co-hosted an online event discussing "The impact of COVID-19 on democracy and rule of law in Latin America." Featuring recognized experts from the region, the event focused on the challenges and opportunities for institutional reform, increased citizen participation, and the strengthening of democracy and the rule of law in the region.

Watch the event recording below. Learn more and find additional resources here. This event was held in Spanish.


The Impact of COVID-19 on Democracy and Rule of Law in Latin America

Event Recorded May 13, 2020


  • Daniel Zovatto, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, International IDEA (moderator)
  • Alejandro Ponce, Chief Research Officer, World Justice Project 
  • Claudia Escobar, former magistrate, Court of Appeals of Guatemala
  • Catalina Botero, Dean, School of Law, Universidad de Los Andes
  • Lucia Dammert, Professor of International Relations, Universad de Santiago de Chile


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