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Accessible and efficient systems of justice

The exercise of rights in terms of accessible, affordable and effective systems of justice requires that the necessary and appropriate resources be guaranteed so that all individuals and communities can demand their rights in previously created instances. The government must, therefore, provide for the resolution of any conflict before the different systems (traditional, local, national and international) by guaranteeing a fair and prompt resolution under the principles of autonomy, impartiality and independence.

In addition, the system of justice must:

  • Promote the justiciability and the enjoyment of civil, political and, in particular, economic, social and cultural human rights for everyone;
  • Ensure that the justice operators know and take into account the international norms of human rights and include them in their resolutions and decisions;
  • contribute to full restitution for damages arising from violations of human rights by prescribing measures to obtain satisfaction to the victims to guarantee that the violations will not be repeated and that are widely publicized and,
  • take into account the interest of fairness, the differential or differentiated approach to victims who are particularly vulnerable.

In regards to international justice, the international bodies of human rights protection should be strengthened, especially the Inter-American System of Human Rights.

Ongoing projects

Human rights education, promoting its validity

“Justice and Conventionality” competition

Training to use the THEMIS methodology