Law vs. Reality: The Independence and Transparency of Justice in Central America and Panama

Law vs Reality Report

The Due Process of Law Foundation’s report Law vs. Reality: The Independence and Transparency of Justice in Central America and Panama highlights the persistence of factors that hinder the judiciaries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama in effectively discharging of their roles as guarantors of equal justice and the rule of law. The study disaggregates the components of judicial independence and transparency and presents indicators that provide baseline assessments for each country and allow regional comparisons.

The full report (in Spanish) is available, as are country reports for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panamá