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Raul Sanchez Urribarri

La Trobe University

Dr Raul Sanchez Urribarri is a Senior Lecturer in Crime, Justice and Legal Studies at the Department of Social Inquiry, La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia). His research focuses on democracy, rule of law and comparative judicial studies, with an emphasis on Latin America and Venezuela in particular. His work has been published in journals such as The Journal of Politics, Law and Social Inquiry, the Annual Review of Law and Social Sciences, edited volumes and other outlets. His main project involves assessing the politicisation of the Venezuelan Supreme Court in comparative perspective and its role in the country’s democratic deterioration.


MethodologicalComparative Judicial Politics (quantitative and qualitative analysis of judicial data)
TopicalComparative Judicial Politics; Comparative Constitutionalism
RegionalVenezuela; Latin America