Legal concept and characterization

  • Paulo Marcio Cruz Universidade do Vale do Itajaí
  • Bruno Makowiecky Salles Universidade do Vale do Itajaí


What should be understood, contemporaneously, by Access to Justice? This paper addresses the challenge of answering this question by describing the main elements that portray the stage of development of the theme in Legal Science. With no pretension to exhaust the subject, considering its scope and complexity, we seek to situate Access to Justice in the contemporary scene and present the approaches commonly attributed to it, providing the methodological and terminological clarifications necessary for a proper understanding. In this context, considerations are made about perspectives classified as legal-procedural and democratic-institutional, as well as the conceptions, included in the universe of Access to Justice (lato sensu), Access to the Judiciary and Access to Rights.

Biografia do Autor

Bruno Makowiecky Salles, Universidade do Vale do Itajaí

PhD in Legal Science from the Graduate Program in Legal Science (Stricto Sensu) - PPCJ/ University of Vale do Itajaí (UNIVALI), Brazil, Dottorato in Giurisprudenza from the Universitá di Perugia - Italy, Judge of the Court of Justice of Santa Catarina.

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