Policy Brief 27/11/2023
Judiciary in any country is pivotal for the protection of fundamental rights especially in times when authoritarian regimes are ruling a country. Latin America is part of Global South and suffered colonization. Like all regions which suffered colonization, it also has a unique social, economic and political atmosphere which results in a docile style of judiciary in preserving fundamental rights. Therefore, judiciary in Latin America has largely failed in the protection of fundamental rights during authoritarian regimes despite possessing wide powers of judicial review. However, the performance has become quite better with increasing democratization in the region particularly with rise of socialist parties in the region and regional actions to align the countries with a naturalist doctrine of International Law.