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

Justice Forum discusses judicial policy at International Seminar on Human Rights and Business

Justice Forum discusses judicial policy at International Seminar on Human Rights and Business

April 29

The Justice Forum was present at the III International Seminar on Human Rights and Business, held from 27 to 29 April, at PUC-Rio. The seminar was attended by renowned national and international representatives working on the theme of human rights violations by companies, including state actors such as Ecuadorian ambassador María Fernanda Espinosa; university professors in Argentina, Brazil, England, Honh Kong and other locations; and activists from leading social organizations and movements in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Click for more info.

FJ participates in the III International Seminar on Human Rights and Business.

FJ participates in the III International Seminar on Human Rights and Business.

The contribution of the Justice Forum was brought to the table “Processes of Resistance and Mechanisms to Confront Human Rights Violations in their Different Dimensions”, which took place on the last day. The purpose of this table was to “discuss the popular resistance organized to defend against human rights violations in its various dimensions, and to address different mechanisms of popular, militant, judicial and extrajudicial coping with violations of these rights”.

The articulation of a Regional Convention on Access to Justice, which guarantees functional mechanisms of popular participation within the institutions of the justice system, was raised as an element to strengthen the system's link with the struggle for the realization of human rights. As an example of this articulation, an account was made of the two seminars organized by the Justice Forum in 2015 for the development of this theme.

This point adds to the emphasis that the Justice Forum has given to the need to understand the functional design and institutional policies within the justice system: its budgetary priorities and its strategic plans, as well as the need to strengthen a public sphere directed to follow up. the steps of these institutions, formulating research and journalistic material that accounts for the internal political dynamics and their relations with other powers.