Innovation, Resilience and Urgent Transformations towards Inclusive Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean
Nov 26, 2020
The public health crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean generated by Covid-19 soon became a crisis of governance with unprecedented economic, social, and political consequences. The pandemic has increased social tensions and conflict, putting social cohesion at risk. This situation has been exacerbated by the limitations faced by judicial systems that have reduced their services and limited access to justice.
In this context, the United Nations Development Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean - through its Regional Centre - has prepared the document 'Innovation, Resilience and Urgent Transformations towards Inclusive Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean'. Based on tools of public management, human rights, and innovation, this document gathers the experience of UNDP and other agencies in the region in terms of access to justice during the months of the pandemic. Also, it proposes lines of coordinated action between the UNDP, the judiciary, and the institutions of the international community that promote access to justice as a pillar of development and social inclusion.