Judicial Reform

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 06:25
Costa Rica has set in motion a plan to establish a specialized organized crime and drug trafficking court in an attempt to stop organized crime infiltrating the country's judicial system.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 06:30
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says the U.S. government will provide $68 million over five years to assist Mexico’s effort to reform its court and justice system.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 08:04
Now, the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos is close to securing passage of legislation that threatens to deny justice for these victims by transferring the cases of military personnel accused of the killings from the civilian to the military justice system. The bills, including one that could be approved as early as next week, appear aimed to appease the military leadership, which has been reluctant to support President Santos’s current peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 07:16
This weekend, I will be in San Salvador to honor the lives and work of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter. They worked at the University of Central America (UCA) and they were murdered 25 years ago, on November 16, 1989, in a coordinated operation of the Salvadoran military by members of the Atlacatl Battalion.
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 08:01
Guatemala's Constitutional Court (CC) has suspended the election of high court magistrates, following outcry from judicial officials over corruption in the selection process -- a positive move toward reform, but one that could still be derailed.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 07:05
Doce expertos de derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas exhortaron hoy al Gobierno y al Congreso de Colombia a que reconsideren la posible adopción del proyecto de ley que reestructura y expande el alcance de la jurisdicción de los tribunales militares.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 07:59
The Supreme Court ruled last week to limit the jurisdiction of military tribunals in a move set to reshape how police officers are prosecuted in Chile, a decision hailed by human rights groups in and outside the country.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 14:54

Mexico is getting ready to introduce its new gendarmerie police force, Colombia's Congress entered into its third round of debate over military justice reforms, and Nicaragua formalized its community police force . Read these highlights and more below. 


    Monday, August 11, 2014 - 06:44
    El comandante Daniel Ortega reduce el delito del femicidio al ámbito privado y crea “consejerías familiares” para que traten en primera instancia los casos de violencia, algo que ha disgustado a los organismos feministas. - See more at: http://www.confidencial.com.ni/articulo/18826/decretazo-contra-la-ley-779#sthash.kc24lGjK.dpuf
    Friday, August 8, 2014 - 07:15
    The United States has taken control of more than $480 million looted by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha and his associates after a court ruling, the Justice Department said on Thursday.