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Comparative and Foreign Law

Judicial process

2005

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Expanding The Rule Of Law: Judicial Reform In Latin America, Linn Hammergren Jan 2005

Expanding The Rule Of Law: Judicial Reform In Latin America, Linn Hammergren

Washington University Global Studies Law Review

This article seeks to convey three main message concerning judicial reform in Latin America. First, over the past twenty years, reform formulas (or reform recommendations) have been implemented, to a large extent, in countries throughout the region. There are variations—one can argue about detail, one can even argue about whether the people who were implementing them really understood the purpose underneath the formula, but a lot has changed.

Second, the change—which has been structural and procedural to a large extent—has not necessarily brought the improvements in performance or output that were promised. At this point, those who ...


Expanding The Rule Of Law: Judicial Reform In Central Europe & Latin America, Peter J. Messitte Jan 2005

Expanding The Rule Of Law: Judicial Reform In Central Europe & Latin America, Peter J. Messitte

Washington University Global Studies Law Review

These remarks explore areas of judicial reform in Europe and Latin America. Particular attention is given to constitutional revisions, the establishment of courts, judicial career laws, trial transparency, and reformed codes of ethics. Despite several shortcomings, this paper optimistically highlights the progress of judicial reform in many countries.