Access to justice and legal empowerment of victims of domestic violence through legal organizations in the city of Buenos Aires: a qualitative empirical legal study

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The study guides the reader through the legal framework relevant to explain access to justice and legal empowerment. It presents the voices of relevant actors that participate in the relation between access to justice and the process of legal empowerment. The major social contribution of this study is that it offers the opportunity to understand how people who obtain access to justice perceive their access. It is primarily a journey in the real world, giving policymakers, practitioners, and legal scholars a chance to connect law, policy, and society. Moreover, this study innovates in the application of a methodology mostly used in political science and sociology to a legal phenomenon. This application results in a unique description of the way laws, organizations, and individuals interact as a consequence of the submission of complaints.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Smits, Jan, Supervisor
  • Skripka, Tatiana, Co-Supervisor
Award date23 Feb 2017
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789086664214
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • access to justice
  • legal empowerment
  • empirical legal research
  • victims of domestic violence

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