Tamara Taraciuk Broner Appointed Director of Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue

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May 1, 2023 
Contact: Inter-American Dialogue 
Washington, DC – The Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to announce the appointment of Tamara Taraciuk Broner as director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program.  

A leading rule of law and human rights expert, Taraciuk Broner will direct the program at a time when Latin America and the Caribbean are facing alarming setbacks to fundamental freedoms. The region’s challenges include democratic backsliding, rising levels of violence and insecurity, longstanding failures by democracies to address poverty and inequality, as well as limited accountability and transparency amidst rampant corruption, all in a context of post-pandemic economic hardship. 
“We are extremely excited to announce Tamara as the new director for the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program. The advancement of democracy, human rights, and justice is at the core of the Dialogue’s mission, and Tamara has the vision and expertise to take our work on these critical issues to the next level,” said Dr. Rebecca Bill Chavez, President & CEO of the Inter-American Dialogue.  

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.