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The Scales of Justice in Peru: Judicial Reform and Fundamental Rights

In this paper César Landa explores the long-standing and continued difficulties surrounding judicial reform in Peru. He explains that to secure an authentic reform of the administration of justice the judicial function must be at the service of the people’s rights. This means that the judges must vary their position with regard to the law because, although fundamental rights were once only valid within the limits of the law, now the law is only valid within the limits of the fundamental rights. Judicial reform remains a central question to be addressed by government in Peru. 

Landa, César (2001) The Scales of Justice in Peru: Judicial Reform and Fundamental Rights. ISA Occasional Papers (24). ISSN 0953-6825

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Human Rights & Development Studies
Keywords:Peru, law, judicial reform, Latin America, history
Divisions:Institute of Latin American Studies
Collections:ILAS Occasional Paper Series
Deposited By:Repository Administrator
Date Deposited:08 Oct 2010 12:08
Last Modified:13 Aug 2013 10:00
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