The search for accountability and transparency in Plan Colombia : reforming judicial institutions - again / Luz Estella Nagle.
Associated Name: Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
Associated Name: Dante B. Fascell North-South Center (Fla.)
Publication year: 2001.
Call Number U413.A66 I47 no.4
Media class: Book
Publisher: [Carlisle Barracks, PA] : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
ISBN: 1584870540 9781584870548
This monograph is one of the special series emanating from the February 2001 conference on Plan Colombia, co-sponsored by Strategic Studies Institute and the Dante B. Fascell North-South Center of the University of Miami.
The Conference Brief, which summarized the original conference, is located within the USAWC Library collection at U413.A662 M269 2001.
Series title: Implementing Plan Colombia special series
Additional information: vii, 41 p. ; 23 cm.
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The author argues that confidence in an efficient, courageous and transparent judiciary goes to the very heart of the governability of Colombia, and that Plan Colombia does not address the root causes of Colombia's problems. These are weak government, inequality, absence of citizen participation, corruption and an ineffective legal system. Fundamental reforms in Colombia should begin by directly strengthening the moral legitimacy of the government, holistically enhancing socioeconomic development, and meticulously reforming the legal system, thus reestablishing the rule of law. The rule of law, in turn, is critical to the achievement of the ultimate purposes of Plan Colombia--peace, prosperity, and the strengthening of the state. Systemic reform requires well-conceived, long-term, and careful implementation. Unless thinking and actions are reoriented to deal with these realities, the alternative is social calamity, criminal anarchy, and civil war.
Introduction -- Paving the road for Plan Colombia -- A question of priorities -- Plan Colombia and Colombia's institutional crisis --- The three branches of government -- The executive branch -- The legislative branch -- The judiciary -- Plan Colombia's judicial reforms agenda -- A comment on the nature of judicial reform programs -- Conclusion.
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