Judicial Governance
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Description

The judiciary and the other institutions in the sector are complex systems: they have a very broad mission, they administer large amounts of resources, and they have to deal with complicated problems. Therefore, they require a certain driving, planning and a strategic direction. That is why the importance of judicial government, since it just appeals to the decisions and functions demanded by an institution of this nature, especially in the context of the processes of justice reform.

Having a good judicial government is the way to guarantee a good system of justice and that the political efforts and resources that are invested in the Judicial Power are effectively directed to have a better justice and, consequently, that citizens can resolve their conflicts in the best possible way, faster and with higher quality answers.

Some of the fields of study covered by this area of ​​work are those related to the political representation of judges, strategic planning and control of institutional development, judicial reform initiatives (legal or organizational reforms), allocation of resources: budget definition in base on strategic orientation, designations, evaluation and disciplinary control (in the context of a necessary internal independence).

Objetives

  • Identify and document good practices in judicial and corporate governance, evaluating which of them are feasible to implement as support to the judicial government.
  • Analyze comparatively the functions, processes, mechanisms of execution and control of the decisions of the government of the Judicial Power, determining at least what they are, who exercises them, among others.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the judicial system of the judiciary, proposing feasible actions to be implemented in the short term without legal and medium-term reforms with legal reforms.

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