Envisioning Reform: Conceptual and Practical Obstacles to Improving Judicial Performance in Latin America
Judicial reform became an important part of the agenda for development in Latin America early in the 1980s, when countries in the region started the process of democratization. Connections began to be made between judicial performance and market-based growth, and development specialists turned their attention to “second generation” institutional reforms. Although considerable progress has been made already in strengthening the judiciary and its supporting infrastructure (police, prosecutors, public defense counsel, the private bar, law schools, and the like), much remains to be done.
Linn Hammergren’s book aims to turn the spotlight on the problems in the movement toward judicial reform in Latin America over the past two decades and to suggest ways to keep the movement on track toward achieving its multiple, though often conflicting, goals. After Part I’s overview of the reform movement’s history since the 1980s, Part II examines five approaches that have been taken to judicial reform, tracing their intellectual origins, historical and strategic development, the roles of local and international participants, and their relative success in producing positive change. Part III builds on this evaluation of the five partial approaches by offering a synthetic critique aimed at showing how to turn approaches into strategies, how to ensure they are based on experiential knowledge, and how to unite separate lines of action.
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... is still charged with having supported a large judicial reform project in Peru under the Fujimori government despite, to its credit, having pulled out at the last minute (as documented in Lawyers Committee for Human Rights 2000).
... education of private lawyers and law students, and public information campaigns.30 Greater familiarity with the sector's weaknesses in general and as they affected the transition to the new systems eventually turned attention to ...
... and Biebesheimer and Payne (2001) for a review of the idb's portfolio. Biebesheimer and Cordovez (1999) provides an overview of themes the idb has found important. gram 36. See Lawyers Committee for Human Rights and the 12 introduction.
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Lawyers specialized in this proceeding are very costly, and even the state finds its own attorneys unable to prevail against them. a schematic overview of the latin american approaches As contrasted with judicial reform movements ...
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