Archivo de la etiqueta: jurisprudence

Friendly access to judgments and citizen participation

Javier Casas

Lawyer on FOI rights. Suma Ciudadana. @javiercasas

The Judiciary is one of the most important institutions to strength the democracy. The judges decide about individual or collective rights, they give legitimacy to the activity of citizens, the State, the private sector, the media and all kind of fact powers. The judgments, analyzed in a comparative way, are important sources of information to understand the rights and the obligations of all citizens. But the judges also need to be controlled. They have a big power and is in the interest of the society to know how the judges resolve the cases submitted by citizens, and what their values or legal referents are. Sigue leyendo