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19th February 2024

Visiting Fellowships lead to new book on justice systems

In the 2021/22 academic year Exeter College welcomed as Visiting Fellows Anna Alsina Naudi (Lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University) and Nicolás Espejo-Yaksic (Senior Researcher at the Centre for Constitutional Studies of the Supreme Court of Mexico). That meeting of minds led to a collaboration on a book, Acceso a una Justicia AdaptadaExperiencias desde América, which the co-editors launched this month at the Centre for Constitutional Studies of the Supreme Court of Mexico. The open source book is available to read in Spanish online now.

The book is the result of the first stage of a project entitled “Accommodating justice systems”, which looks at the challenges faced by justice systems when considering the specific needs and rights of peoples and communities. The project will continue during 2024.

Acceso a una Justicia Adaptada is a pioneering work that transcends borders by exploring how justice systems can better respond to the needs and rights of particularly vulnerable individuals and groups and how innovative developments in the field of legal language impact access to justice. Divided into five sections, each offers a comprehensive view of the rights to accommodating justice for children and adolescents, women and the LGBTQ+ population, indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. It includes specific examples of legal, judicial and political practices in various nations of the Americas, which offer a valuable and original global perspective.

At the book launch, Anna Alsina Naudi and Nicolás Espejo Yáksic engaged in a lively question and answer session with law students and researchers, offering insights into the creative process, inspirations, and the themes explored within the book. A recording of the book launch is available to watch below.

To read Acceso a una Justicia Adaptada, co-edited by Anna Alsina Naudi and Nicolás Espejo-Yaksic, click here.

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