On Friday, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) will present the publication “Indigenous justice and ordinary justice responses to civil disputes: The path towards alignment”, which was written by consultant Silvina Ramírez.
The publication reviews the evolution of the recognition of the region’s indigenous justice systems and experiences related to their co-existence with non-indigenous systems (regulatory laws or delegation to higher-level justice agencies).
The author focuses on civil justice and identifies obstacles related to conceptualizing the term ‘indigenous justice’ based on traditional legal traditions that may not align with key characteristics of indigenous law, such as its use of oral procedures, dynamism, and lack of compartmentalization by area.
The publication “Indigenous justice and ordinary justice responses to civil disputes: The path towards alignment” was made possible by the financial support of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) as part of the project “Improving Access to Civil Justice in Latin America,” which JSCA has been executing for the past six years.
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