The weakening of the Peruvian police in times of crisis

César Bazán Seminario* The global dilemma between authoritarian and democratic law enforcement expressed itself legally recently in Peru: on March 28, 2020, Peruvian Congress enacted Law 31012, the poorly named so-called “Police Protection Law,” which does a disservice to the strengthening of the police and democracy during the current health crisis.

Custody hearings lower rates of pretrial detention, but show structural problems in Brazilian criminal justice system

By Mirte Postema Headed DPLF’s Judicial Independence Program from 2009 to 2015. She is currently Fellow for Human Rights, Criminal Justice and Prison Reform in the Americas at the Stanford Human Rights Center at Stanford Law School. Originally published in Versión en español Pretrial detention should be an exceptional measure. According to the inter-American system […]