Fellows' Presentation

The Relation among Judicial Independence, Separation of Powers, and Corruption

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Part of the 2015–2016 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Claudia Escobar RI '16


During her fellowship, Escobar is pursuing a research project on how corruption is directly linked to the lack of judicial independence. Her research will use Guatemala as an example, and her approach is based on legal perspectives about how judges in the higher courts are appointed without respecting neither international principles nor judicial independence while enabling political entities and other powerful groups to control the justice system and promoting impunity and corruption.