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Dr. Luz E. Nagle

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Photo Luz Nagle is a Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law, where she teaches international criminal law, international law, and Latin American business law. From 1983 to 1986 she served as a judge in MedellĂ­n, Colombia, until assassination attempts and continued death threats compelled her to relocate to the United States. Professor Nagle's work concentrates on international criminal enterprises, terrorism, counter-insurgency, justicial reform, and national security law and U.S. foreign policy in Iberoamerica, and her writings and presentations probe the realities of the rule of law from a critical perspective that reflects her training and experience in both the Anglo-American and continental law systems. Professor Nagle holds a Juris Doctor degree from the College of William & Mary, a Master of Arts in Latin American studies and a Master of Laws in international and comparative law from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Doctor of Laws from the Universidad PontificĂ­a Bolivariana in Colombia.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Luz E. Nagle

  • Plan Colombia: Reality of the Colombian Crisis and Implications for Hemispheric Security

    December 01, 2002

    Authored by Dr. Luz E. Nagle.
    The author analyzes Colombia's problems and makes recommendations regarding what it will take to achieve stated U.S. and Colombian objectives in that crisis situation. She also examines the concomitant issue of "spillover" from the Colombian crisis into the rest of the Latin American region. The results and recommendations of this analysis go well beyond prescribing a simple military solution to the complex political-economic-social-moral-security issues of this 50-year-old war.

  • The Search for Accountability and Transparency in PLAN COLOMBIA: Reforming Judicial Institutions--Again

    May 01, 2001

    Authored by Dr. Luz E. Nagle.
    The author argues that confidence in an efficient, courageous and transparent judiciary goes to the very heart of the governability of Colombia, and that Plan Colombia does not address the root causes of Colombia's problems. These are weak government, inequality, absence of citizen participation, corruption and an ineffective legal system.