The problem of “a single court,” proposed by Uribismo, is that in the concrete situation of Colombia, it contributes very little to the solution of the problems of our judicial system, and on the contrary, presents many risks.
A campaign has just been launched in Medellín. Instead of focusing on the non-compliers, it highlights those who comply. One of the posters of the campaign says “In Medellin, eight out of ten people prefer to dialogue to resolve a conflict, just like you”.
Some economic leaders and columnists have criticized our Increasing Accountability report. Beyond the conclusions that other readers may reach, I believe that a profound and dispassionate reading of the book shows that these criticisms do not have any basis.
Globally, we live a new spring of hope, but also a new winter of despair. Despite advances in social welfare, the shadow of populism and the increase in inequality remind us that there are reasons to work for a better world.
Recently, Dejusticia received strong criticism for the publication of our Increasing Accountability report. In this column, I respond and discuss the complexities of the role of businesses during the armed conflict.
Several presidential candidates propose a justice reform; some have even said that they will hold a Constituent Assembly to achieve it. But beyond that, the candidates could discuss policies that would strengthen access to justice and the system’s legitimacy.
The so-called “negativity bias” helped humans survive as a species, but today makes us excessively pessimistic. We must counteract the pessimistic biases and professionals that receive excessive attention and credit.
In the middle of my task as a voting jury, the following imaginary world occurred to me: what would happen if, instead of selecting the elected politicians to Congress that day, we selected a group of voting juries chosen by lottery?