The president of the College of Local Police Secretaries and Judges, Claudia Diaz-Muñoz Bagoliniquestioned the proposal of some conventional, to “eliminate everything” of these courts responsible for dispensing justice at the local level.
“From the College of Local Police Secretaries and Judges we maintain that such a proposal would entail enormous legislative, economic and operational efforts,” Díaz-Muñoz said in a statement.
He added that the proposal would make it “unfeasible to achieve the objective for which we have been fighting for years, which is to ensure that each member of the community, without obstacles, has the guarantee of access to justice to resolve their daily conflicts.”
However, the president of the union highlighted the approval of two matters, in the Justice System Commission, linked to the operation of the Local Police Courts: the integration of these into a single body that administers them (ending with the municipal dependency) and the incorporation of alternative means for the resolution of conflicts (prior to the jurisdictional instance).
“In Chile there are currently 379 courts that dispense justice at the local level and we believe that the work of the Convention is a great opportunity for our courts to move towards transformative justice, with the improvements that are agreed upon and taking advantage of their comparative advantages such as the presence in the communes, the knowledge of neighborhood and community problems, the current availability of human, physical and financial resources”, concluded Díaz-Muñoz.