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Two attorneys selected to participate in Osgoode Law School research internship

December 17, 2018

As part 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) selected two attorneys to take part in the third year of research internships at Osgoode Law School (York University, Toronto, Canada), which will run Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 15, 2019.

The interns will be Amanda Gutiérrez of Argentina, who submitted a research proposal entitled “The family rights of detained persons in Argentina,” and Larissa Pochmann da Silva of Brazil, who submitted a research proposal on “Transnational class actions.”

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Civil and Commercial, Family, Labor and Contentious-Administrative Justice Reform advances in Chubut Province, Argentina

December 12, 2018

On December 10 and 11, JSCA Research and Projects Director Marco Fandiño and research attorney Matías Sucunza participated in two meetings with the Inter-Branch Commission for Procedure Reform of Civil and Commercial, Family, Labor and Contentious-Administrative Justice in Chubut Province, Argentina.

During the visit, they also met with Dr. Mario Vivas, the Vice President of the Superior Court for Chubut Province and President of the Inter-Branch Commission, who reiterated his commitment to completing the commission’s term with a General Procedure Code bill for Chubut.

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JSCA Board of Directors meets in Santiago de Chile and elects leadership for 2019-2020

December 10, 2018

The XXXVI Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) took place on December 7 in Santiago de Chile. The meeting was attended by Manuel Montecino (President, El Salvador), Daniel Petrone (Vice President, Argentina), Douglass Cassel (United States), George Thomson (Canada), Margarita de Hegedus (Uruguay) and Alexis Mera (Ecuador).

During the meeting, new Board leaders were elected for 2019 and 2020. Their term begins on January 1, 2019. Daniel Petrone of Argentina was elected President and George Thomson of Canada was elected Vice President.
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National Judicial Offices Institute of Argentina Created

Mendoza, December 6, 2018

The National Judicial Offices Institute is a non-profit civil association that brings together all civil and criminal judicial offices in Argentina. It was created at the end of the II National Meeting of Judicial Offices, which was held in Mendoza Province and organized by the Mendoza Province government, the Supreme Court, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office and the Collegiate Criminal Chamber of the Mendoza Province Supreme Court. The event was co-organized by the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences, the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, and the Mendoza Province Magistrates’ Association and Bar Association (First District).

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#TAMBIÉNESVIOLENCIA (It Is Also Violence): JSCA Researchers Reflect

December 6, 2018

JSCA researchers share their experiences in the context of a 16-day campaign of activism against gender violence.


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First Stage of Litigation Program for Argentina’s Federal Procedure Reform Held in Salta

November 30, 2018

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organized the first stage of the Litigation Program for Argentina’s Federal Procedure Reform in Salta. The program ran November 26 through November 29.

The program faculty included Ximena Chong, the Assistant Chief Prosecutor in the High Complexity Crimes Office for the Center-North Metropolitan Region Prosecutor’s Office; Andrea Quintero, an attorney from the Research Unit in the Metropolitan North Regional Public Defender’s Office; and the Honorable Verónica Sepúlveda, who serves on the 13th Guarantee Court of Santiago de Chile. The training team also included JSCA researchers Laura Cora and Juan José Martínez.

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Experts Present Reports on Adversarial Criminal Justice in 19 Latin American and Caribbean Countries

November 16, 2018

The Justice Studies  Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the Fundación Konrad Adenaur (KAS) Rule of Law for Latin America Program presented the publication “Adversarial Criminal Justice in Latin America: Towards Management of Conflict and the Strength of Law” in Panama City. The Spanish-language book contains 19 country reports which cover Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Venezuela, among others. Follow this link to download the publication.

Over the past 25 years, a great deal of progress has been made on the implementation of the adversarial system, but a set of remaining problems require a new approach and intervention strategies..

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