Before joining the Dialogue, Taraciuk Broner was the acting Americas director at Human Rights Watch. She has carried out extensive field research throughout Latin America documenting human rights violations and she has conducted cutting edge research on policies and practices that undermine democracy, including threats to judicial independence, attacks on free speech, discrimination, and harassment of civil society organizations.
Taraciuk Broner brings a proven record of developing ambitious projects to address critical rule of law issues. She has led strategic advocacy efforts to promote policy changes to strengthen rights protection and democracy in the region, including by building strong partnerships with public officials, civil society leaders, policymakers, and subject-matter experts. Taraciuk Broner has published widely in leading newspapers in the United States, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Miami Herald, as well as in Latin America and Europe.
Prior to her time at Human Rights Watch, Taraciuk Broner worked on a regional citizen security project at the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center. She also worked at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States.
Taraciuk Broner was born in Venezuela and grew up in Argentina. She studied law at Torcuato Di Tella University. She holds a post-graduate diploma on human rights and transitional justice from the University of Chile and a Master’s degree in Law (LLM) from Columbia Law School.
In Latin America today, traditional coups are no longer the biggest threat to liberal democracy. More perilous are democratically elected leaders who, once in power, deliberately and gradually undermine basic guarantees, such as judicial autonomy, electoral integrity, independent press work and free expression.
La directora del Programa Peter D. Bell sobre Estado de Derecho del Diálogo Interamericano, Tamara Taraciuk Broner, conversó con Andrés Oppenheimer en el programa Oppenheimer Presenta a través de CNN sobre la política de seguridad y la popularidad del presidente Nayib Bukele en El Salvador.
Tamara Taraciuk Broner, directora del Programa Peter D. Bell sobre Estado de Derecho del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con Carlos Pagni en Odisea Argentina por La Nación sobre la situación de derechos humanos en la región, incluyendo el contexto electoral en Argentina y las lecciones de las últimas elecciones en Guatemala.
La historia venezolana muestra que quienes están en el poder, y hoy se encuentran atornillados allí, nunca han hecho concesiones por gusto. [América Latina y el Caribe, Estados Unidos, Canadá y la Unión Europea deben coordinar su política con] los incentivos necesarios para que se abra una puerta, que se está cerrando, a una conversación sobre una posible transición democrática.