Las Reglas de Brasilia sobre Acceso a la Justicia de las Personas en Condición de Vulnerabilidad fueron adoptadas por la XIV Cumbre Judicial Iberoamericana en marzo de 2008. Una de sus premisas fundantes sostiene que el sistema judicial se debe configurar como un instrumento para la defensa efectiva de los derechos de las personas en condición de vulnerabilidad y contribuir así a la reducción de las desigualdades sociales, favoreciendo la cohesión social. Se trata de un documento de trabajo cotidiano de todos los servidores y operadores del sistema judicial y quienes intervienen de una u otra forma en su funcionamiento. Ello incluye, sin dudas, a los defensores públicos. Si bien no se trata de un instrumento jurídicamente vinculante, su valor como soft law no debe ser soslayado, ya que ha sido adoptado como un documento de trabajo por varios actores del sistema judicial.
El presente Manual tiene como fin recopilar las buenas prácticas de las Defensorías Públicas del continente latinoamericano respecto de las Reglas de Brasilia con el fin de estimular el intercambio y fortalecer así la utilización y aplicación de este documento en nuestra tarea diaria. Para ello, el Manual está dividido en secciones dedicadas a cada uno de los grupos en situación de vulnerabilidad identificados (niños, niñas y adolescentes; adultos mayores; personas con discapacidad; pueblos indígenas; víctimas de delito; migrantes; refugiados, solicitantes de asilo y desplazados internos: personas en situación de pobreza; mujeres; minorías nacionales o étnicas, religiosas o lingüísticas; personas privadas de libertad y personas LGTBI) en las que se detallan las Reglas, las buenas prácticas de las Defensorías Públicas, las legislaciones nacionales y normativa internacional y las publicaciones de interés referidas a cada grupo.
The Reglas de Brasilia sobre Acceso a la Justicia de las Personas en Condición de Vulnerabilidad were adopted by the XIV Iberoamerican Judicial Summit in March 2008. One of its founding premises argues that the judicial system must act as an instrument for the effective defense of the rights of vulnerable populations and contribute this way to the reduction of social inequalities, favouring social cohesion. It is a daily working document for all servants and operators from the judicial system and those that intervene in one way or the other in its functioning. This includes, without doubt, public defenders. Despite not being a legally binding instrument, its value as soft law should not be overlooked, since it has been adopted as a working document by multiple stakeholders in the judicial system.
The present manual compiles good practices of public defender offices in Latin America regarding the Reglas de Brasilia with the aim to stimulate exchange and stregthen this way the use and application of this document in our daily work. For this, the manual is divided in sections dedicated to every one of the gropus in conditions of vulnerability (children and youth; elderly people; people with disabilities; indigenous peoples; crime victims; migrant people; refugees; asylum seekers and internal displaced people; women; national, ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities; persons deprived of their liberty; and LGTBI people. In each section, the Reglas, good practices from the public defender offices, national legislations and international standards, as well as resources of interest related to each group are detailed.
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