The President of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic of Guatemala, José Antonio Pineda Barales, welcomed the Justice and Democracy Session within the framework of the 4th edition of the Peace Integration Summit CUMIPAZ, Guatemala 2018.
On its last day of programming, the Summit brings together members of the Legislative and Judicial Organs, from America, Africa and Europe.
Judges of the high courts, magistrates, ministers and ambassadors will be developing this segment that seeks to strengthen justice as a value generator of peace, by proposing proposals and agreements that consolidate democracy and guarantee respect for human rights.
The installation event was made up of the general director of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) Gabriela Lara; the president of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic of Guatemala, José Antonio Pineda Barales; the magistrates Silvia Patricia Valdés, Delia Marina Dávila, Nery Oswaldo Medina and Ranulfo Rafael Rojas.
The executive president of the GEAP, William Soto Santiago, through a video conference, sent a welcome greeting to the participants. In his message, he said that it is considered necessary to cultivate in the heart of the human being the value of justice.
"We have been raising, from the educational theory, that the value of justice lies in the heart, as well as free will, and invites the human being to perform imaginary exercises that allow them to project in a symbolic way the balance of justice, and in this way, to separate the possibilities of their actions and identify the possible consequences of their behavior,” added Soto.
Gabriela Lara, director of GEAP, explained:
"For the GEAP, justice is defined as the act of acting based on truth, rectitude, equality, fair compensation, compliance with laws and processes and respect for rights; in order to achieve peace and happiness of the integral human being".
The president of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic of Guatemala, José Antonio Pineda Barales, in his participation, greeted the jurists of the world that make up the session and gave the day as a start.
"As President of the Supreme Court of Justice, on behalf of my fellow judges and magistrates of this high State body, I am pleased to announce this Session, with the confidence that the objectives set will be achieved for the benefit of society. ", Affirmed Pineda.
In the session will discuss topics on the scope and challenges of universal justice for peace, the responsibility of judges within the delivery of justice in the generation of a culture of peace and environmental justice.
At the end of the Session the Official Declaration of the Summit will be read, summary document of the conclusions, proposals, alliances and agreements of the five days of management for the construction of peace and happiness in the nations.