Development, modernization and law in the Cold War. The Law and Development Movement in Latin America, 1965-1979

Project: Research project

Project Details


Through an analysis of the history of human rights projects and their implementation in Brazil, Chile and Colombia, the present project aims to examine the complexity of the development cooperation programmes between the US and Latin America and the respective knowledge transfer processes in the context of the Cold War. The research will focus on three general questions:

1. How were these projects framed in the discourses of modernization and development of the sixties and seventies?
2. What role was given to law, lawyers and legal knowledge in this context?
3. What was the structure and dynamics of the knowledge transfer processes in each of the programmes?
Effective start/end date8/1/167/31/20

Main Funding Source

  • National