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Who we are?

We are a group of people that are part of the Argentine NGO “Democracia Global” or in English “Global Democracy”, an independent and pluralist organization whose objective is to boost and support global democracy by promoting the existence of democratic institutions at the regional, continental and global levels, either through the reform of the existing organizations or through the creation of new ones.

The problems of the current world, such as the economic, ecological and demographic crisis, the loss of control by the national states of technology and the monopoly of violence on a large scale, cannot be solved only at a local level. Global problems and crises require global solutions.

That is why Global Democracy is born, adding to all those who have understood that in a global world the margins of action of national democracies will be increasingly restricted if a more just and democratic political order is not founded based on the principles and practices of a true global democracy.

The campaign to create a Latin American and Caribbean Criminal Court against Transnational Organized Crime (COPLA) was born in 2013 within the framework of Global Democracy in response to criminal organizations that have overflowed national borders and reached a regional scale.  This proposal seeks to be a complementary and subsidiary institution to the existing justice systems in order to favour the effectiveness of public policies, ensure the protection of fundamental rights, and guarantee the preservation of life and human rights under the rule of law.

For more information about Global Democracy, you can visit our website here.