Geopolitical & Socioeconomic

Who Holds the Power? People, Politics and the Law - with Gina Miller

  • SCI Belgrave Square, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London

Canning House is delighted to welcome Gina Miller, investment manager and philanthropist, to speak at this event on the relationship between the executive, the legislature and the judiciary.

Canning House is delighted to welcome Gina Miller, investment manager and philanthropist, to speak at this event on the relationship between the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. She is publicly known for initiating the 2016 R (Miller and Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union court case against the British Government over its authority to implement Brexit without approval from Parliament.

In the UK, Gina Miller’s judicial challenge to the executive in defence of the powers of the legislature took many by surprise, but how does this compare with paths taken to resolve similar conflicts in Latin America? In comparison to the UK's referendum on Britain exiting the EU, recently in Latin America there has been referenda in Colombia on whether to accept the government's peace deal with the Farc, and also in Bolivia on the proposed constitutional amendments to allow President Morales to run for a third consecutive term. In both of these examples the governments were narrowly voted down, but they still pursued their cases through other means.

Monica Feria-Tinta, a Barrister with background in Latin American constitutional law at 20 Essex Street, and Eduardo Posada-Carbó, Professor of the History and Politics of Latin America at the University of Oxford's Latin America Centre, will act as discussants, and Dr Par Engstrom, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at UCL's Institute of the Americas will chair the event.

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