Recognition, Redistribution and Popular Participation: Towards an Integrative Judicial Policy

FJ participates in work meeting and launch of the book “Justice and Human Rights: Critical Views on the Judiciary in 2015”

FJ participates in work meeting and launch of the book “Justice and Human Rights: Critical Views on the Judiciary in 2015”

April 27 2016

Held on April 25, in Brasilia, the event was structured to promote debate on the future directions of the movement for the democratization of the justice system, organized by the Justice and Human Rights Articulation - JusDh, the Platform of Social Movements for Political System Reform; and the National Network of Popular Lawyers and Lawyers of the Federal District - RENAP / DF.

Social movements, popular lawyers and teachers discuss the direction of the struggle for democratization of justice.

Social movements, popular lawyers and teachers discuss the direction of the struggle for democratization of justice.

According to the organizers' evaluation, “we are going through a period of serious political crisis in Brazil that, when facing the concrete possibility of setbacks in our recent democratic structure, demands that we organize ourselves in two simultaneous and complementary ways. First, to defend the rights and democratic mechanisms won by much popular struggle and, second, to advance these achievements, and deepen democracy in our country. We understand that this second task involves a broad reform of the political system, which encompasses the state in its complexity, which focuses on all powers at their different levels, but which does not only target the executive and the legislature, which places on the horizon the justice system. As the presence and influence of the judiciary in matters related to public policy and human rights increase, so does the social responsibility of its members. And, certainly, in today's complex political and social context, where part of the judiciary operates with an explicit partisan political agenda, it is indispensable to engender mechanisms that guarantee transparency and social participation within the remotest and undemocratic justice system. of all the powers of the republic ”.

In this bulge, the meeting has three main objectives. The first of these is to debate the role of the justice system in the current political conjuncture of the country, with a view to collectively assessing what justice we have and what justice we want. The second objective is to plan, as a collective subject, our activities as well as to define our priorities for the year, focusing on the cycle of regional debates, the legislative agenda and the possibilities of impact on justice policy. And finally, hold the first release of the book 3 "Justice and Human Rights: Critical Views on the Judiciary in 2015".

The Justice Forum contributes to the formulation of incidences in the institutions of the justice system, with special attention to the Public Defender's Office and the National Council of the Public Prosecution Service, as well as to draw attention to the political relations within the institutions, to the mapping of groups that They dispute the internal elections and the construction of a public sphere attentive to these movements, as they strongly interfere with the course of the justice system and its institutional designs. The Forum also adds to the construction of a possible campaign that aims to sensitize society to the jamming and privileges granted by judicial actors at a time when the economic crisis tends to affect sensitive areas of the state.