Remote Adjudication in the Brazilian Judiciary

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 12 (Em Português) After President Jair Bolsonaro declared a state of public emergency due to the transmission of the coronavirus, the judiciary adopted several measures in order to preserve the health of judges, civil servants, employees and the public and, also, to maintain adjudications.  Courts had little timeContinue reading “Remote Adjudication in the Brazilian Judiciary”

Current Demands on Brazil’s Labor Courts

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 11 (Em Português) In Brazil, many workers were let go from their jobs due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Conciliations and mediations have become crucial due to the large volume of labor lawsuits that have resulted.  However, conciliations were down during the first part of the year because theyContinue reading “Current Demands on Brazil’s Labor Courts”

Demandas Atuais na Justiça do Trabalho do Brasil

Relatórios sobre COVID-19 em América Latina e o Caribe: No. 11 (In English) No Brasil, muitos trabalhadores foram dispensados de seus trabalhos registrados, devido à Pandemia de Covid-19. As conciliações e mediações tornaram-se cruciais devido ao grande volume de processos trabalhistas que resultou. No entanto, as conciliações diminuíram durante a primeira parte do ano porqueContinue reading “Demandas Atuais na Justiça do Trabalho do Brasil”

Atualização Especial sobre o Brasil

Relatórios sobre COVID-19 em América Latina e o Caribe: No. 10 (in English) Este mês vamos focar nas atualizações legais do COVID-19 no Brasil relacionadas ao judiciário, com relatórios que serão escritos por duas bibliotecárias brasileiras Marília Mello and Daniela Majorie Akama dos Reis.  O Brasil continua sendo o país mais afetado em America LatinaContinue reading “Atualização Especial sobre o Brasil”

Special Update on Brazil

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 10 (Em Português) This month we will be focusing on COVID-19 legal updates in Brazil as it relates to the judiciary, with reports that will be written by two Brazilian librarians Marília Mello and Daniela Majorie Akama dos Reis. Brazil continues to be the country most affectedContinue reading “Special Update on Brazil”

Special Update on Haiti

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 8 Haiti had its first two cases of COVID-19 confirmed on March 19, 2020. An order published on March 19, 2020, announced a state of health emergency and set basic guidelines for slowing the spread of the virus. An order dated April 20, 2020, extended the stateContinue reading “Special Update on Haiti”

Emergency and Limitations in the U.S., French, Dutch and British Caribbean

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 7 One of the unique characteristics of the Caribbean region is the proliferation of non-independent territories. These jurisdictions are individual islands, territories or archipelagos with different levels of dependence to another country outside of the region. Specifically they are the following:  Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands:Continue reading “Emergency and Limitations in the U.S., French, Dutch and British Caribbean”

Legal Initiatives to Battle COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 9 According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Weekly  Covid-19 Epidemiological update of September 21st, Trinidad and Tobago is classified as having community transmission of the disease. Immediately, the first question begging askance, is what exactly does this mean?  Community transmission as it relates to Covid-19 hasContinue reading “Legal Initiatives to Battle COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago”

Mise au Point sur la Martinique et la Guadeloupe

Rapports sur le COVID-19 en Amérique Latine et la Caraïbe: No. 6 (In English) 1. Quel est votre intérêt dans ce projet ?  En tant que professionnels de l’information, nous avons un rôle majeur à jouer pour contribuer à une meilleure diffusion de l’information et accompagner les citoyens dans leurs besoins quotidiens. La Caraïbe, oùContinue reading “Mise au Point sur la Martinique et la Guadeloupe”