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News article13 December 2021

The Court of Justice of the Andean Community may cease operations soon

Latin America

On 1 December 2021 the Court of Justice of the Andean Community (Tribunal de Justicia de la Comunidad Andina (TJCA)) informed that due to the lack of payment of the contributions of some of its member countries (as well as the lack of an increase in the budget for more than 10 years) this will:

- prevent the international court from complying with its labor obligations and with its suppliers this same month,

- may create a temporary cessation of operations

- origin an unwanted impact on the speed in the processing of judicial processes, especially with regard to the admission for processing of new lawsuits.

The CJAC  settles disputes between Andean Community Member States that arise under Community law. The TJAC is seated in Quito, Ecuador, and serves the Community’s four Member States: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. 

Would you like to read more about what the implications are of a possible cease of activities of the TJCA?

To read more (in Spanish), please refer to the Lvcentinvs website.


Publication date
13 December 2021