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By Juan Carlos Calleros-Alarcón

This e-book examines the political evolution of the judiciary – a often missed political actor – and its means to give a contribution to the method of democratic consolidation in Latin the US through the Nineteen Nineties. Calleros analyzes twelve international locations for you to investigate the independence, impartiality, political power and potency of the judicial department. the image that emerges – with the single exception of Costa Rica – is the patience of vulnerable judicial structures, not able in perform to envision different branches of presidency, together with the administrative and the army, whereas now not fairly powerful in absolutely maintaining human rights or in imposing due means of legislations promises. worrying matters, equivalent to corruption, heavy case backlogs, overcrowding of prisons, circumvention of legislation and private vulnerability of judges, make the judiciary the least developed of the 3 branches of presidency within the Latin American transitions to democracy.

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