Access to justice
In its third phase the project for the empowerment of democratic institutions concentrates its work on the improvement of access to justice. The three components: implementation of legal arbitration boards, empowerment of public defence and the contribution to a constructive dialogue about judicial reforms enhances access to justice for vulnerable population groups and with it the claiming and enforcement of their rights.
Sviluppo legale e giudiziario
Diritti dell'uomo (diritti delle donne inclusi)
Tecnologie dell’informazione e delle comunicazioni (TIC)
Sector not specified
- Objective of component 1: The reform for the introduction of legal arbitration procedures is implemented systematically and has improved the access to justice for marginalised groups.
- Objective of component 2: The institutional capacities of the National Agency for Public Defence (Servicio Nacional de Defensa Publica) have been strengthened, so that they can offer a good service to accused persons and expand their services to rural areas.
- Objective of component 3: Interested actors of the government and the civil society have a constructive dialogue about experiences and prospects of the realisation of the judicial reform and cooperate in the creation of national politics.
- 81.000 hectares of land have been signed over to the Guaranies who until now had to work under exploitative conditions on the land of big landowners.
- Precedence were set for the compensation of indigenous workers who´s labour rights had been grossly violated.
- The presence of the State in remote areas has been strengthened
- Positive influence on legislation concerning air quality and support of concrete measures for air protection.
- A network of 1.500 MR-instructors of the Bolivian police has been institutionalised
- Creation and empowerment of 148 transparency-offices on different public levels for the enforcement of the right to information.
- Central State of South East
- Settore privato svizzero
- SDC Field Office
- Council of Magistrates, Public defence office, Danish cooperation,
The new Bolivian Constitution, which became effective in 2009 provides for a progressive framework of individual and collective rights, first of all in benefit of women and the indigenous population. The implementation of these rights, however, is advancing rather slowly due to a lack of institutional capacities owing to the Bolivian justice system, which shows substantial structural deficits. In order to realise the postulates of the new Constitution, in 2010 a structural reform of the justice system was started with the law of structural re-organisation of judicial power. The approaches to reform are offering Switzerland interesting options to provide a better access to justice for vulnerable population groups.
A contribution was made to the implementation of important elements of the judicial reform, which considerably improves the access to justice for marginalised population groups.
Vulnerable population groups with a better access to justice. With the conclusion of this phase approximately 200.000 citizens will have profited from a better access to justice.
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Risultati fasi precedenti:
Cooperazione allo sviluppo
|Partner del progetto||
Instituzione statale straniera
|Budget||Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF 6'802'500 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF 6'855'076|
|Fasi del progetto||
Fase 3 01.04.2013 - 28.09.2018 (Completed)Fase 2 01.09.2009 - 31.12.2013 (Completed)