New Rules for the Rule of Law in Argentina


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The “notebooks” scandal in Argentina has shined a light on widespread corruption among the country’s political and economic elites. It has also brought unflattering scrutiny to Argentina’s criminal justice system, including its federal judiciary. The fallout has shaken confidence, at home and among foreign investors, in the rule of law in Argentina.
But well before the latest bribery scandal, President Mauricio Macri had launched an ambitious campaign to strengthen Argentina’s criminal justice system, aiming for greater efficiency, transparency and credibility. The cornerstone of that effort is a wholesale modernization of Argentina’s penal code, led by a federal judge, Mariano Borinsky, whose recommendations are shaping these historic reforms.

Please join us on Tuesday, September 11 at 9 a.m. as we discuss these proposed reforms and the challenges to firmly establishing the rule of law in Argentina. 

Opening remarks

Benjamin Gedan

Director, Argentina Project, Woodrow Wilson Center (@BenjaminGedan)


The Honorable Mariano Borinsky

Justice, Federal Court of Appeals, Argentina

Daniel R. Alonso

Managing Director, Exiger, and Chair, the Integrity Forum  (@DanielRAlonso)

Claudia Martin

Co-Director, Academy on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, American University’s Washington College of Law

Roberto de Michele

Principal Specialist, Modernization of the State, Inter-American Development Bank (@rodemichele61)


Michael Camilleri

Director, Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Inter-American Dialogue (@camillerimj)