Tamar Ziff was a Program Assistant for the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue from 2018 to 2019 . She graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Political and Social Thought, and has worked with the New York Times in Paris, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) in Tel Aviv, and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) in D.C. Tamar has lived in Israel, Peru, Venezuela, and Italy, and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Hebrew.
On November 26, 2019, The Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event “Failed Democratic Order in Nicaragua” in response to the report recently released by the OAS High-Level Commission on Nicaragua. The report followed the General Assembly’s June 2019 mandate calling for an assessment of the political situation in the country.
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President Duque must confront a new test of his leadership rather than put the JEP controversy behind him. Duque has remained silent on the referendum thus far, but now must decide whether to accept the judgment of the Colombian Congress and Constitutional Court and allow the transitional justice process to move forward, or join his mentor Uribe’s continuing efforts to undermine the JEP.