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Ximena Soley

Research Fellow

soley@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

International Tribunals, International Human Rights Law (in particular the Inter-American System), Transitional Justice, Latin American Constitutionalism, Transformative Constitutionalism

Academic Career:

since 2013 : Part of the research group The Exercise of Public Authority on the International, Supranational, and Domestic Levels: Reconstructing Public Law to Face the Challenges of Multilevel Governance, and of the International Graduate Program of the Cluster of Excellence "Formation of Normative Orders", Goethe University Frankfurt

since 2012 : Research Fellow at the MPIL

2012 : Legal Intern at the International Criminal Court, Chamber of Judge Odio Benito (The Hague, The Netherlands)

2010-2012 : Visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

since 2011 : Ph.D. candidate with the dissertation project entitled "Transformative Adjudication: The Case of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights", Goethe University Frankfurt

2009-2010 : Advisor and speechwriter at the Office of the President of the Republic of Costa Rica (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Óscar Arias Sánchez and Laura Chinchilla Miranda) (San José, Costa Rica)

2009 : Legal Intern at the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) (San José, Costa Rica)

2006-2009 : Paralegal at Arias & Munoz (San José, Costa Rica)

2002-2009 : Law studies in Costa Rica (Universidad de Costa Rica) and Switzerland (Université de Genève and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)

Recent Publications

  • Ius Constitutionale Commune en América Latina (ICCAL) y derecho económico internacional (DEI). Una introducción. In: El constitucionalismo transformador en América Latina y el derecho económico internacional. De la tensión al diálogo, Armin von Bogdandy, Pedro Salazar Ugarte, Mariela Morales Antoniazzi, Franz Christian Ebert (eds.). IIJ-UNAM, Mexico City 2018, 3-32 (with Armin von Bogdandy, Franz Christian Ebert, Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, Mariela Morales Antoniazzi, Flávia Piovesan, Pedro Salazar Ugarte).
  • Parting ways or lashing back? Withdrawals, backlash and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. In: International Journal of Law in Context 14, 237-257 (2018) (with Silvia Steininger).
  • Parting Ways or Lashing Back? Withdrawals, Backlash and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2018-01, 2018. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?...
  • The Transformative Dimension of Inter-American Jurisprudence. In: Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America, Armin von Bogdandy, Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, Mariela Morales Antoniazzi, Flávia Piovesan (eds.). Oxford University Press, New York 2017, 337-355.
  • Ius Constitutionale Commune en América Latina: Observations on Transformative Constitutionalism. In: Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America, Armin von Bogdandy, Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, Mariela Morales Antoniazzi, Flávia Piovesan (eds.). Oxford University Press, New York 2017, 3-23 (with Armin von Bogdandy, Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, Mariela Morales Antoniazzi, Flávia Piovesan).
  • Ius Constitutionale Commune en América Latina: un enfoque regional del constitucionalismo transformador. In: Ius Constitutionale Commune en América Latina. Textos básicos para su compresión, Armin von Bogdandy, Mariela Morales Antoniazzi, Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor (eds.). Estado de Querétaro/Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Querétaro, Mexico 2017, 17-51 (with Armin von Bogdandy, Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, Mariela Morales Antoniazzi, Flávia Piovesan).
    Transl. of: Ius Constitutionale Commune En América Latina: A Regional Approach to Transformative Constitutionalism
  • Ius Constitutionale Commune en América Latina: A Regional Approach to Transformative Constitutionalism. Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper, 2016 (with Armin von Bogdandy, Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, Mariela Morales Antoniazzi, Flávia Piovesan). https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?...
  • Voces Guatemaltecas con Acento Interamericano - El Diálogo en el Caso contra Ríos Montt. In: Ius Constitutionale Commune na América Latina, Armin von Bogdandy, Mariela Morales Antoniazzi, Flávia Piovesan (eds.). Jurúa Editora, Curitiba 2016, 161-188.
  • also. In: Construcción de un Ius Constitutionale Commune en América Latina. Contexto, estándares e impacto a la luz de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, Armin von Bogdandy, Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, Mariela Morales Antoniazzi (eds.). BUAP-UNAM-OEA-MPI, Puebla 2016, 459-484.
  • La desaparición forzada de personas en la jurisprudencia de la Corte IDH. In: Estudios de casos líderes interamericanos y europeos, Luis Efrén Ríos Vega, Irene Spigno (eds.). Tirant lo Blanch, Mexico City 2016, 183-202.
  • A Response to “A Financial Crisis or Something More?”. Völkerrechtsblog, 2016.
  • Mendigando para proteger los derechos humanos. In: La Nación, 11.06.2016. http://www.nacion.com/opinion/foros/Mend...
  • Buchbesprechung: Seidl, Johannes: Meinungsfreiheit in der Rechtsprechungpraxis des Interamerikanischen Gerichtshofs für Menschenrechte, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2014. In: Verfassung und Recht in Übersee, 49, 105-107, 2016.
  • Force majeure. In: Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Rüdiger Wolfrum (ed.). Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012, 151-154 (with Simon Hentrei).
  • Book Review: Burgorgue-Larsen, Laurence, Úbeda de Torrres, Amaya: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Case Law and Commentary, Oxford University Press, 2011. In: Verfasssung und Recht in Übersee, 47/2, 272-275, 2014.

Presentations

22 Nov 2018

Human Rights Courts Under Pressure: Backlash and Resilience in the European and Inter-American Human Rights System

Jahreskonferenz des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen"

Frankfurt am Main

16 Nov 2018

Un acercamiento al concepto de constitucionalismo transformador en su dimensión analítica y normativa

Coloquio Iberoamericano: "Constitucionalismo transformador en América Latina: aproximaciones críticas", Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

02 Nov 2018

Resistencia hacia y resiliencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

A 40 años de la Corte IDH: Una mirada desde Europa, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

27 Jun 2018

Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America: Cases and Development

MPIL Momentum, Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften

Berlin

01 Mar 2018

Parting Ways or Lashing Back? Withdrawals, Backlash and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

ESIL Research Forum "International Law in Times of Disorder and Contestation"

Jerusalem

19 Feb 2018

On Advisory Opinion 24 Concerning LGBT Rights and its Unintended Consequences

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

05 Dec 2017

Transformative Constitutionalism? - Human Rights and the Role of Courts in Societal Change

Workshop "Towards a Heuristic of Democratic Sustainability and Transformation? Experiences, Perspectives and Blindspots", Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies

Potsdam

01 Dec 2017

El SIDH y los desafíos del constitucionalismo transformador: una mirada desde el ICCAL

Seminario Anual Latinoamericano, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

21 Sep 2017

Unpacking the Authority of the IACtHR

Workshop "Internationale öffentliche Gewalt", Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

10 Sep 2017

Inter-American Lesson on Backlash

ECPR General Conference

Oslo

07 Jul 2017

Democratization and Transitional Justice as an Identity Forging Moment of the Inter-American System

ICON-S Conference

Copenhagen

23 May 2017

Das Völkerrecht aus lateinamerikanischer Perspektive

Rinvorlesung VölkerrechtsKulturen, Walther-Schücking-Institut für Internationales Recht

Kiel

15 May 2017

The IACtHR and Judicial Authority: Two Models for Debate

Workshop: The Role of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Jurisprudential Advances and New Responses, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

Oslo

17 Oct 2016

Selection and Appointment of the UN Secretary General

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

19 Jul 2016

El impacto de la Corte Interamericana a la luz de su vocación institucional

Seminario: Impacto y desafíos de la supervisión de cumplimiento de sentencias de los tribunales regionales de derechos humanos, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heideberg

06 Jun 2016

Under Pressure: The Crisis of the Inter-American Commission

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

17 Feb 2016

El proyecto transformador de la Corte y su legitimidad

Acto inaugural del Año Judicial Interamericano, Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

San José

05 Oct 2015

ICC Judgment on Principles and Procedures of Reparations

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

15 Jun 2015

Election of Judges to the IACtHR

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

12 May 2015

Cuestiones actuales de la desaparición forzada de personas

I Observatorio Interamericano de Derechos Humanos "La protección de los derechos humanos. Un diálogo entre América y Europa", Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila

Saltillo

15 Dec 2014

Case of Expelled Dominican and Haitian people v. Dominican Republic

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

15 Jul 2014

Context Matters: Judicial Activism Justified? - Lessons from the IACtHR

Venice Academy of Human Rights 2014 "Judicial Legitimacy and the Rule of Law"

Venice

04 Jul 2014

Der Interamerikanische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte als aktivistisches internationales Gericht

Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises für Überseeische Verfassungsvergleichung

Hamburg

02 Jul 2014

Recontructing the Legitimacy Discourse of Inter-American Constitutional Adjudication

Conference on "Latin-American Constitutionalism: Between Law and Politics” organized in honor of Prof. Marcelo Neves, University of Glasgow

Glasgow

30 Apr 2014

Challenging the Individualist Bias of Human Rights, Lessons from the IACtHR

Presented in the framework of the Master Class given by Martti Koskenniemi. Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

04 Apr 2014

Discourse, Legitimacy and the IACtHR

Internationale Herrschaft und öffentliche Gewalt, Forschungskolloquium Internationale Dissidenz, Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders"

Frankfurt am Main

01 Jan 2014

The Judiciary and the Public

Introduction to the subject and co-moderation of the Max Planck Debating Series with Luis Moreno Ocampo, former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

02 Dec 2013

Trials and Tribulations: Africa and the ICC

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

25 Oct 2013

What Discourse Can Tell Us About Legitimacy - Observations Regarding the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Presented in the framework of the IPA 3+ Workshop, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

02 Sep 2013

The Ongoing Saga of José Efraín Ríos Montt's Trial for the Crime of Genocide

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

07 Jan 2013

Ten Years in the Making: The ICC’s First Judgment

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

13 Apr 2012

La obligación de investigar, perseguir y castigar violaciones graves de derechos humanos en situaciones de transición según la CorteIDH: Un obstáculo para la paz?

University of Göttingen

Göttingen

Teaching

16 May 2018

The Inter-American System of Human Rights Protection

Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main

11 May 2016

The Inter-American System of Human Rights Protection

Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main

8 September 2015

Regional Human Rights Protection in the Americas

Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen

5 November 2014

La dimensión colectiva de la jurisprudencia interamericana: casos emblemáticos, reparaciones transformadoras y grupos vulnerables

San José, Costa Rica