Envisioning Reform: Improving Judicial Performance in Latin by Linn Hammergren

By Linn Hammergren

Judicial reform turned an immense a part of the schedule for improvement in Latin the US early within the Nineteen Eighties, while international locations within the sector begun the method of democratization. Connections started to be made among judicial functionality and market-based development, and improvement experts became their realization to 'second new release' institutional reforms. even if significant growth has been made already in strengthening the judiciary and its aiding infrastructure (police, prosecutors, public protection suggestions, the personal bar, legislation faculties, and the like), a lot is still performed. Linn Hammergren's booklet goals to show the highlight at the difficulties within the circulate towards judicial reform in Latin the US during the last 20 years and to indicate how you can preserve the circulate on the right track towards reaching its a number of, notwithstanding usually conflicting, pursuits. After half I's review of the reform movement's background because the Nineteen Eighties, half II examines 5 methods which have been taken to judicial reform, tracing their highbrow origins, ancient and strategic improvement, the jobs of neighborhood and overseas members, and their relative luck in generating optimistic switch. half III builds in this evaluate of the 5 partial ways by way of supplying an artificial critique geared toward exhibiting how you can flip methods into innovations, the best way to be sure they're in line with experiential wisdom, and the way to unite separate strains of motion.

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Admittedly, some complex and many unidimensional reform programs seem to have very little strategic vision behind them. ” Some of the most common activities—training, adr, and automation—are the worst offenders, where any organization with some experience in their adoption in any other setting, seems to feel this makes it a reform expert. In the second part of this volume, discussing the routes and impediments to a real comprehensive reform, these “solutions in search of a problem” will be discussed in more detail.

Certain activities the judiciary favors (training, buildings, equipment) may be introduced or justiWed for reasons having little apparent relationship to their likely impact, especially in the form they take. Training, for example, can be quite effective in producing behavioral change, but only when designed to do so and paired with complementary organizational and procedural modiWcations. Absent these conditions, it becomes simply a way of absorbing resources (often supplied externally), symbolically attacking problems, and keeping judges happy.

This gradual evolution may account for several special characteristics of the Brazilian justice system as a whole, including the higher level of institutionalization among its various organizations and, closely tied to this, the equally high level of procedural formalism. 5. See Duce (1999) on the Latin American public ministry’s different evolution. 6 The judge collects all relevant evidence in a written dossier (expediente) that becomes the basis on which another judge or panel of judges will decide the case.

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