Daily Archives: October 19, 2013

Bolivian Justice’s weaknesses as assessed by the EU

ANF reports in El Deber:

POLICY

European Union identifies five weaknesses in the Bolivian justice

It was announced that in the next seven years, this international organization will collaborate with economic resources to strengthen justice in the country, though not yet identified the specific area of this support, but it is estimated that it can be used to improve access to justice in marginalized places.

2013-10-17 04.51.34 pmThe Ambassador of the European Union, Tim Torlot, identified five weaknesses in the administration of Justice in the country, related to the alleged influence of political power, the alleged lack of independence of the judiciary, corruption and the delays in the proceedings and the lack of access to justice in the rural area.

The diplomat announced that in the next seven years, this international organization will collaborate with economic resources to strengthen justice in the country, although the specific area of this support has not been identified yet, but it is estimated that it can be used to improve access to justice for marginalized places.

“There is a lack of trust of the people in the police, the application of Justice in the country (is) with problems of corruption, there are problems of lack of access to most poor people in rural and isolated areas (…).” (The weaknesses are) influence, independence, corruption, delays and lack of access in remote communities “, said Torlot to the ANF.

With respect to the delays of Justice, the diplomat expressed concern about what happened in the prison of Palmasola in Santa Cruz on August 23, when more than 30 inmates were killed by bickering and infighting. He questioned that about 84% of the prison population in the country still have no sentence.

In the same way, was surprised by the indexes of deaths that occur in the country, under the pretext of community justice. “People take justice into their own hands, that results from delays, lack of confidence in the system of the same people, that shouldn’t happen, it is a crime (…), is a bad sign for the current system“, he said.

Finally, he said that in seeking to strengthen the Justice institutions, starting this year, will work in a joint project with the Government and the judiciary to strengthen the training of judges and prosecutors.

ANF

http://www.eldeber.com.bo/union-europea-identifica-cinco-debilidades-en-la-justicia-boliviana-/131017111105

USAID/Bolivia had a special division to provide technical assistance to the Justice sector, all of that was lost to current ochlocracy madness! The “community justice” is just lynching to the benefit of the anarchy ruling Bolivia.