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Code Reform and Law Review


Code Reform and Law Revision – USAID’s Experience in Latin America

This document summarizes USAID’s experience with code reform and law revision in Latin America, which have occupied a major, if initially unanticipated role in USAID’s Administration of Justice Projects (AOJ). They have been an important tool of reform and have come close to being equated with reform itself. When the AOJ programs began in the early 1980s, its initial supporters de-emphasized law revision, fearing a repetition of the failures of the earlier Law and Development movement. Read More .


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