November 12, 2016

Judicial Independence in Latin America

Judicial Independence is a key element in guaranteeing access to justice. In 2015, the UK research organization the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law began a collaborative effort to work on the first Rule of Law project of the alliance – Judicial Independence in Latin America.

The purpose of this project was to conduct a research on Judicial Independence in order to enhance a more efficient and transparent legal system; specifically highlighting the value of tenure of office for judges and independence in appointment processes in Latin America.  The report “Judicial Independence in Latin America‐The Implications of Tenure and Appointment Processes” includes the cases of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia. These findings were officially launched in April 2016 in Brazil, at the Global Rule of Law Exchange Conference.  The Spanish of version of the report will be launched at the end of 2016 in Costa Rica.

Partners: Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

Sponsored by: Deloitte, Cuestamoras, The British Embassy in San José, José Antonio Muñoz, Muñoz Global and Marriott Costa Rica San José

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Category: ROL Projects