Unrule of law and the underprivileged in Latin America
University of Notre Dame Press, 1999 - Law - 357 pages
This thorough discussion of the idea of "democracies without citizenship" in Latin America considers overcoming political violence and discrimination and analyzes various avenues to institutional judicial reform. The (Un)Rule of Law and the Underprivileged in Latin America, as the fourth part of Project Latin America 2000 from the Helen Kellogg Institute, enlarges the understanding of significant political, economic, and social issues facing Latin America at the threshold of a new century.The contributors develop arguments around the Latin American system of law which only punishes the poor and marginalized. In addressing lawless violence, the contributors argue that it is no longer the democratic state that directly commits the abuses. Instead, it fails to control arbitrary practices of its own agents and to challenge those who flaunt disregard for the law. The collection demonstrates that it is impossible to separate judicial reform from human rights and argues that justice must be made accessible to the poor and that governments make a serious and comprehensive commitment to social reform.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Torture and Conditions of Detention in Latin America
Comments on Rodiey
12 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
abuses access to justice agrarian Argentina blacks Bolivia Brazil Brazilian Buenos Aires chapter Chevigny Chiapas Chile civil Colombia communities constitutional corruption courts crime criminal justice cultural defendants democratic Derechos digenous discrimination economic effective efforts groups Guatemala Guillermo O'Donnell Haiti Haitian human rights violations Human Rights Watch impunity indigenous indigenous organizations inequality institutions Inter-American issues Jorge Correa judges judicial reform judicial system judiciary justice system Justicia killings labor land Latin America Latin American countries lawyers legal aid legal system legislation ment Mexico City military peasant percent Peru police political polyarchy poor population poverty practice Press prison problems procedures programs promote prosecuted protection race racial democracy racism recent recognized regime relation Report rights of indigenous Rio de Janeiro role rule of law rural Sao Paulo sectors sexual social society supra note tion tional torture traditional underprivileged Venezuela victims violence women World Bank