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Legal Standards regarding Academic Freedom in Latin America

International human rights protect academic freedom. The freedom of community members, individually or collectively, in the pursuit of knowledge is a crucial element for any democracy. However, there are still questions regarding the specific legal standards that are being applied. This thesis will study the legal standards in documents and the case law of the Inter-American human rights system related to academic freedom.


This is Prof. Dr. Clara Burbano-Herrera her Thesis Selection Process:

Step 1: the candidate submits a proposal via email to the supervisor Prof Dr Clara Burbano Herrera (, stating a tentative title. The text meets the following requirements:
(1) Text length: exactly 2 pages;
(2) Font: Calibri;
(3) Font size: 11;
(4) Paragraph spacing: before 0 pt; after: 0 pt;
(5) Text spacing: single.

Step 2: the promoter or commissioner will contact the student for possible assignment of the theme and in that case will make an appointment for an intake interview. When selecting a student, the motivation of the student is taken into account.

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