The United States supports Peru’s efforts to improve transparency in the judicial system to strengthen democracy

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Programs in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Heide Fulton participated in the inauguration of the equipment donated to the Judiciary to support Peru’s efforts to improve transparency in the judicial system.

Peru and the United States share the objective of combating crime that affects the economy, legally established businesses, and the culture of legality, which is essential for strengthening democracy and developing the legal economy.

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Programs in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Heide Fulton greeted the President of the Judiciary, Dra. Elvia Barrios, present at this inauguration, for her initiative that motivated the implementation of these modern equipment. The President of the Special Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court, Inés Bonilla, also participated.

Decisions made by judges and magistrates are an essential part of the flow of the process of fighting crime. These decisions are made even more sensitive by the high level of the people they have to judge. As part of the judiciary’s commitment to the people, it is essential that these processes have the greatest possible transparency.

The donated equipment, which adds up to a value of US$140,000 dollars, will reinforce the work carried out by the Special Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court, as well as the Plenary Chamber. The equipment will allow the parties and citizens to appreciate the acts that take place here in real time and understand the components that lead the judges to their decisions.