Edited by Pilar Domingo & Rachel Sieder. Published 2001. ISBN 9781900039390
During the last fifteen years over a billion dollars of foreign aid have been spent to support judicial reform processes in Latin America’s fragile democracies. This volume analyses the logic and effects of current international donor efforts to support legal reform across the region. The contributors examine the ways in which international organisations develop and implement their reform agendas, critically analysing the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary approaches. In recent years donors have increasingly emphasised the need to ensure greater civil society involvement in judicial reform. How successful are these approaches in securing greater access to justice and accountability? And how are such efforts linked to broader processes of regime consolidation?