Peru · 9 January, 2020

EUROsociAL+ contributes to the unification of criteria to detect and fight against corruption in Peru

The area of democratic governance in FIIAPP coordinates this line of work by bringing together international experts in anti-corruption policies.

EUROsociAL+ has identified and shared best practices for procedural speed in cases of corruption involving officials and organised crime that have enabled the Peru’s Judicial Authority to reach a consensus as to these to handle cases and hearings of this type, thereby contributing to the improvement of the administration of justice in terms of quality, speed and efficiency.

These advances were presented and shared at a Plenary Session of the Judicial Authority, in the course of which its president, José Luis Lecaros, highlighted the actions of the judges that preside over the Superior Court Specialised in Organised Crime and the Corruption of Officials and who are responsible for trying serious crimes with national and international implications.

“Public opinion is attentive. The work you are doing is good and in strict adherence to the law. You, as judges, are the face of the Judicial Authority”, said Lecaros at the opening of the First Plenary Session of the Judicial Authority organised with the backing of the European Union through the EUROsociAL+ Programme.

Lecaros Cornejo went on to express his confidence that after this plenary session the performance of the magistrates will improve the legal security related to this court, as well as the public’s perception of the Judicial Authority.

The European Union’s ambassador to Peru, Diego Mellado Pascua, emphasised the fact that the EU has been supporting the Judicial Authority for several years by holding various training activities and conferences, in which Spanish judges and French prosecutors have taken part.

He also pointed out how closely the judicial ties are between Peru and Europe, which greatly facilitates the holding of these types of meetings.

The inaugural addresses were completed by the president of the Specialised Court, Inés Villa Bonilla, who gave the floor to the international experts José de la Mata Amaya and Carmen Lamela Díaz; and national ones in the persons of the Supreme Court Judge César San Martín and the national legal experts Ricardo Elías Puelles, Romy Chang Kcomt and Gonzalo del Río, who have worked on the best anti-corruption practices with the 41 specialised and superior judges of the Organised Crime and Corruption of Officials system who make up this court.

EUROsociAL+ supported the drafting of a guide to good practices for procedural speed in cases of corruption and organised crime.

Source and photos: Judicial Authority of Peru

Country: Peru
SDG: Gender equality, Peace, justice and strong institutions
Policy area: Democratic governance policies