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 Judicial Systems

Review Edition No. 22
This issue is dedicated to Gender, sexual diversity and justice
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Latin American Network
of Criminal Analysis

Network created to promote the strategic and intelligent criminal prosecution of complex and common crimes.

Observatory of Civil Conflict
and Access to Justice

OCCA is a monitoring mechanism of civil justice in Latin America, created and coordinated by JSCA.
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JSCA Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Santiago de Chile, November 15, 2019

On Friday, November 15, 2019, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) will celebrate its 20th anniversary. JSCA was created in 1999 by resolution of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) at the recommendation of the Meeting of Ministers of Justice or other Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas (REMJA).

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JSCA and UNLPam launch certificate program on Litigation and Evidence in Civil Procedure

November 12, 2019

The Certificate Program on Litigation and Evidence in Civil Procedure will be offered at Argentina’s Universidad Nacional de La Pampa School of Economic and Legal Sciences beginning in 2020.

The program was developed as a result of the agreement signed by the administration of UNLPam and JSCA. It is designed to give attorneys the skills that they need to meet the litigation demands of an oral procedure model.

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Two attorneys selected for Osgoode Law School research internship

November 4, 2019

In the context of the project “Improving Access to Civil Justice in Latin America” financed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) has selected two attorneys for the fourth edition of the research internship at Osgoode Law School (York University, Toronto, Canada), to be held March 2-13, 2020.

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Latin American judges receive training on criminal hearing management

Santiago, October 28 2019


The V Training Program for Judges on Criminal Hearing Management organized by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) was held October 21-25. It was attended by judges from eight countries in the region: Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.



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9 Ideas about JSCA’s Gender Equality Policy

Santiago, september 30, 2019

1.       Introduction and policy description
In 2018, JSCA approved its Gender Equality Policy, the goal of which is to increase gender equality in the justice systems of the region. To that end, we have adopted a dual strategy that is based, on the one hand, on mainstreaming gender which, following the Beijing Conference, can be understood as “an active and visible policy of incorporation of the gender perspective into the monitoring and evaluation of all programs and policies.” This dual strategy is also composed of specific policies for equality that include positive actions and positive discrimination designed to correct the discrimination caused by the social system or social practices.



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[NEWS] September 28: International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Day

September 28, 2019

On International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Day, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) affirms the importance of recognizing and protecting these rights in every country in the Americas without exception. We believe that the violation of these rights affects individuals’ dignity and health, particularly that of all women who face restrictions on access to information and the full exercise of their freedoms. This is a day for making statements about and reflecting on our justice systems and their legislation and practices. It is also a day for remembering that our work must be based on efforts to promote a more just region in order to benefit all people.

We at JSCA form part of the commitment made by the countries and agencies of the international community. This text highlights the main legal frameworks and instruments.

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Haitian delegation visits Chile to learn about its justice system

Santiago, September 10 2019.

As part of the process of supporting the modernization of the justice systems of the region, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) organized a visit for a delegation of officials from Haiti to Santiago de Chile. The purpose of the visit was allow them to learn about the criminal justice system, Judicial Branch and its Administrative Corporation, Public Prosecutor’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, Justice Commissions of both chambers of Congress and the Chilean Bar Association.

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