The document aligns with the gender equality policies that are being promoted for the region.

Encouraging research by women on the performance of procedure systems to improve access to justice based on the importance of gender parity is one of the goals of the “Women in Procedure” project created through a collaboration agreement between the Brazilian Procedure Law Institute and JSCA. This is the first working paper produced through that effort.

The text, which contains interesting analyses and discussions by Isadora Tófani G. M. Werneck, Tamyres Lucena, Laura Fernanda Melo Nascimento and Deborah Alcici Salomão on topics such as the development of policies that break with traditional public interest dispute resolution systems; the application of the microsystems theory to provide uniform and rational treatment of codified and non-codified legislation in Brazil; how repeated lawsuits can become legal precedents in light of the interpretation of judges and attorneys; and how the principle of publicity is applied to arbitration with public entities based on a review of the cases of Brazil and Germany.

The document also features introductory remarks by Nancy Andrighi and Margarida de Oliveira Cantarelli, and is aligned with efforts being made by both the Justice Studies Center of the Americas and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to develop gender equality policies in the judicial sphere in the countries of the region.

“JSCA seeks to expand knowledge to all areas involved with adequate access to justice in the region, promoting innovative and flexible analyses and ideas that can be replicated so that they can make an impact where it is needed. In that regard, we have a deep connection with the Brazilian Procedure Law Institute,” explains JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano.

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