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. The panel will be co-sponsored by the Argentina Project; the Inter-American Dialogue; and The Integrity Forum, an initiative of Exiger.
- Benjamin Gedan Director, Argentina Project, Woodrow Wilson Center
Key Note Speaker
- The Honorable Mariano Borinsky, Chair, Commission on Reform of the Criminal Code, Argentina
- Daniel R. Alonso, Managing Director, Exiger, and Chair, The Integrity Forum
- Claudia Martin, Co-Director, Academy on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, American University's Washington College of Law
- Michael Camilleri, Director, Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Inter-American Dialogue
About The Integrity Forum
The Integrity Forum, an initiative of Exiger, is an ongoing breakfast event dedicated to the mission of enhancing integrity in the public and private spheres. Each Integrity Forum breakfast features distinguished speakers who discuss an integrity-related subject, after which invited guests have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the speaker and each other. Request an invitation to future events here.