The COMJIB is a reference entity for public policy dialogue on justice in the region, bringing together institutions from 22 countries, including Spain
The FIIAPP, together with the Ministry of Justice , the Attorney General’s Office and the AECID (Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation) are just some of the 18 institutions that participated in the 50th anniversary of the Conference of Ministers of Justice of Ibero-American Countries (COMJIB). The meeting was held in Barranquilla, Colombia, under the slogan “A new horizon for Justice in Ibero-America”.
Spain had a great representation in this 50th anniversary of the COMJIB, with the presence of the Minister of Justice, María Pilar Llop; the Attorney General of the State of Spain and Secretary General of the Ibero-American Association of State Public Prosecutor’s Offices (AIAMP), Dolores Delgado; Rosa Ana Morán, prosecutor of the International Criminal Cooperation Chamber of Spain; María Emilia Adán, Dean of the College of Registrars; Alfonso Cavallé, delegate for America of the General Council of Notaries or Sofía Mata Modrón, director of the Spanish Cooperation Training Centre in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
Participants also included representatives of the European Commission and of the EL PAcCTO and EUROsociAL+ projects, in the management of which the FIIAPP participates.
During the first part of the conference, a presentation was made of the main results achieved by the Conference throughout its history, such as, for example, the six international conventions and treaties currently in force, of which the General Secretariat of the COMJIB is the depository; while in the second part the future challenges of the Ibero-American justice system were analysed in the framework of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and proposals were made, for example, to deepen the mechanisms of international legal cooperation making use of the new technologies.
In this regard, the imminent full operation of the Iber@ secure communication platform was announced, as a result of the announcement during these days of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Electronic Transmission of Requests for International Legal Cooperation among Central Authorities, known as the “Treaty of Medellín.”
The COMJIB is one of the priority partners of the FIIAPP in strengthening its lines of work related to judicial reform and access to justice, the reform of prison systems, the fight against organised crime and international legal cooperation. Recently, the FIIAPP and the COMJIB, together with other justice networks such as AIAMP, AIDEF and the Ibero-American Judicial Summit, have launched the #AbamosLaJusticia campaign. The objective of this initiative is to demand equitable access to justice and assume the commitment of all justice institutions to make the application of the 100 rules of Brasilia a reality.