The book provides an extensive overview of objectives and current implementation of Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America and Europe. Based on discussions at the GIZ-EIUC conference in Venice of May 2017, the book offers new insights into specifically Goal 16.3 from a Latin American and European perspective. Current challenges to access to justice before the European and the Inter-American Courts of Human Rights as well as common and different challenges to the European and Inter-American Human Rights systems are assessed. Based on the foundational work of the GIZ-DIRAJus project in Latin America specific challenges of access to justice in Mexico, Peru, Brazil, El Salvador and Chile are comprehensively examined. The issues identified in the book based on Latin American and European efforts in ensuring access to justice offer guidance in what way additional indicators for Goal 16.3 could be developed.
Helen Ahrens, Dr. Jur., project manager of the supranational project "International Regional Law and Access to Justice in Latin America (DIRAJus)" based in Costa Rica and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Horst Fischer, Professor of International Humanitarian Law, Leiden University, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, New York, former President of European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), Venice.
Ver'onica G'omez, Director for Education and Research of the Latin American Programme on Human Rights and Democratisation (CIEP-UNSAM, Buenos Aires) of the Global Campus of Human Rights. Chair of the Global Campus Council.
Manfred Nowak, Secretary General of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), Venice. Professor of International Human Rights at the University of Vienna.