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JSCA and GIZ Hold Workshop to Review Proposals Selected through Competition on the Right to Access to Justice

A workshop was held to review the proposals selected through the regional competition organized by JSCA and GIZ entitled “Contributions to the Construction of an Inter-American Regional Entity on the Right to Access to Justice.” The workshop was held in April in Santiago de Chile and was inaugurated by JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano and the Director of the International Law and Access to Justice in Latin American Program (DIRAJus) of the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), Helen Ahrens.

A workshop was held to review the proposals selected through the regional competition organized by JSCA and GIZ entitled “Contributions to the Construction of an Inter-American Regional Entity on the Right to Access to Justice.” The workshop was held in April in Santiago de Chile and was inaugurated by JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano and the Director of the International Law and Access to Justice in Latin American Program (DIRAJus) of the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), Helen Ahrens.

The competition was held in order to shape the regional community entity in the area of access to justice, identifying convergences in the practices, decisions and criteria that have been used to interpret and apply related instruments.

Individuals and institutions were invited to submit proposals for the competition between October and December 2015. A total of 79 proposals were received from 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Following a review by the organizing team, 15 proposals from 11 countries were selected:

    1. Argentina: Access to justice in public policies and jurisdictional decisions. FORES (Forum of Research on Justice Administration). Pablo Blanco, Alejandra González, Josefina Pérez, Santiago del Carril, Gonzalo Arias
    2. Bolivia: The content of the right to access to justice in Bolivia based on the Constitution of 2009: Legal pluralism as an instrument of access to justice.   Cynthia Salazar Nieves, Juan Carlos Marcani Yapura, Marina Correa de Almeida, Amy Kennemore, Pedro Pachaguaya Yujra, João Telésforo
    3. Brazil: Access to Justice in Brazil: Legislation, case law and a comparative analysis with the inter-American human rights system. Mônica de Melo, Joao Vitor Cardoso, Konstantin Gerber
    4. Brazil: Access to Justice in Brazil: Overview and Perspectives of Internal Case Law and the International Court of Human Rights. Adriana Silva Maillart, Gerson de Barros Calatroia
    5. Chile: Research proposal (Does an effective guarantee of access to justice in conditions of equality exist in Chile for groups that face discrimination?). Ibero-American Case Law Dialogue Foundation. Claudio Nash, Camila Troncoso, Constanza Núñez
    6. Colombia: Multilevel Analysis of Access to Justice: Minimum standards of protection from a national and inter-American perspective. Commercial and Border Research Group, Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander. Eduardo Osorio Sánchez, Javier Perozo Hernández and assistants.
    7. Colombia: The development of access to justice administration in Colombia: a vision from the high courts.
    8. Ecuador: Research proposal (How much does the existence of institutional, legal and political limitations affect the exercise and enforceability of the right to access to justice in Ecuador?) Pontificia Universidad Católica of Ecuador Center for Human Rights: Efrén Guerrero Salgado, Mario Melo, David Cordero Heredia
    9. Ecuador: Contributions to the Construction of an Inter-American Regional Entity on the Right to Access to Justice. Víctor Calderón Merino, Andrea Flores Ruilova, Mayra Tirira Rubio.
    10. El Salvador: Contributions to the Construction of an Inter-American Regional Entity on the Right to Access to Justice. Oswaldo Feusier Ayala, Marvin Martínez Chacón
    11. Mexico: Access to Justice in Mexico: Destroying Barriers and Redesigning Means to Guarantee It.  Mario Cruz Martínez, Tamara Hernández Juárez.
    12. Panama: Proposal by Universidad de Panama (Can we talk about access to justice in Panama?).Félix Humberto Paz Moreno and Ana Angely Campos González.
    13. Peru: Research proposal: What is the content of the right to access to justice (limits, barriers and measures for their full effectiveness) in Peruvian case law? Center for Public Policy and Human Rights-Equity: Amanda Mujica Coronado and Saulo Galicia Vidal.
    14. Peru: Contributions to the Constructions of an Inter-American Regional Entity on the Right to Access to Justice. Center for the Development of Justice and Citizen Security. (CERJUSC): Nataly Ponce Chauca and Maeva Curazzi Apaza
    15. Venezuela: Right to Access to Justice in Venezuela from Regulations and Caselaw. Reina Baiz Villablanca.

 

The proposals will be improved during working sessions so that they can be presented as final drafts during the second half of the year.