On June 18, 2018, within the framework of the Project AJuV- for the Promotion of Access to Justice of Vulnerable Groups- of the Office of Human Rights and Justice of the Judicial Branch of Córdoba – Argentina, an external consultation session was held. on access to justice for the elderly in the province of Córdoba, which included the participation of numerous organizations that work locally to promote the human rights of older people, including FUNDEPS.

The AJuV Project aims to develop contextual action strategies that allow access to justice for vulnerable groups. These actions consist of: virtual training courses for all judicial personnel, publication of normative compendiums with summaries in simple language for the social dissemination of rights, awareness-raising events to address the legal culture in relation to vulnerable sectors and the preparation of action protocols for judicial personnel.

The latter will be the daily consultation tool for those who provide justice in cases involving people belonging to the vulnerable group.

In order to enrich the assembly of the protocols, the Discussion generated a space for communication and debate with relevant organizations and actors for the promotion of access to justice, discussing obstacles, good practices and cross-cutting recommendations to different groups in conditions of vulnerability in Córdoba.

It is expected that this type of initiative can generate measurement indices about the levels of effectiveness of the policies implemented and that those responsible be established to monitor and comply with the policies that guarantee the access of the elderly person to justice.

Author

Laura Alesso

Contact

Agustina Mozzoni, agustinamozzoni@fundeps.org