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JSCA Incorporates Gender Perspective into Training Activities for Judges

Santiago, October 19, 2018


As part of the implementation of its Gender Equality Policy, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) included the module “Raising awareness for the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in criminal court.” The material was presented by Andrés Rivera Duarte, an international consultant who specializes in human rights and gender identity, at the IV Training Program for Judges that was held this week in Santiago, Chile. [WATCH VIDEO]


The intensive five-day course is offered to judges who hear criminal cases in Latin America so that they can develop theoretical, analytical and practical skills in order to improve their performance in hearing management.

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JSCA Announces 2018 Research Internship at Osgoode Law School in Toronto, Canada

October 8, 2018

In the context of the project “Improving Access to Civil Justice in Latin America,” which is financed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) is inviting interested parties to participate in the second edition of research internships at Osgoode Law School (University of York, Toronto, Canada). The program will run from Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 15, 2019. A total of two interns will be selected.

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Specialists from Five Countries Present Study on Judicial Government in Latin America

Santiago de Chile, October 2, 2018

The Supreme Court of Chile and Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) are organizing the international seminar “Judicial Government in Latin America.” The event, which is sponsored by the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPFL) and financed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), will take place on Wednesday, October 17 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Santiago Court Building (Multipurpose Room, Compañía 1140).

The seminar will include the presentation of the book Judicial Government: Independence and Strengthening of the Judicial Branch in Latin America, which was edited by Alberto Binder and Leonel González. This regional study on the situation of judicial government in Latin America contains five local reports on Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala and Paraguay.


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Second National Meeting of Judicial Offices, Mendoza Province, Argentina

September 25, 2018.


The Second National Meeting of Judicial Offices of the Mendoza Province of Argentina will take place on October 31 and November 1, 2018. The event will feature renowned speakers from various Argentinean provinces who will discuss training and the exchange of experiences of members of the country’s judicial offices and the administrative management of the courts in the new criminal justice system.

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New Civil Procedure Code in Costa Rica

JSCA and Judicial Branch Present Two Manuals


Santiago, September 25, 2018


The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and Costa Rica’s Judicial Branch have presented two new publications, a Litigation Manual for Oral Hearings in Costa Rica’s New Civil Justice System for attorneys and an Oral Hearing Management Manual for Costa Rica’s New Civil Justice System for judges. The effort enjoyed the financial support of Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

The launch of the manuals was sponsored by the Costa Rica Bar Association and was organized by the country’s Judicial Academy and Judicial Branch Civil Jurisdiction Commission.

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JSCA Announces Internship Program for 11th Edition of the IAcc

Santiago, September 12, 2018

In the context of the annual professional internship program that the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) develops, the Center is now accepting applications for a six-month internship conducting the eleventh version of the project “Index of Online Accessibility of Judicial Information” (IAcc).

The IAcc was created in 2004 by JSCA experts with the goal of creating a comparative database on information that should be accessible to the public on Judicial Branch and Public Prosecutor’s Office websites in OAS member states. This methodological proposal, the publication of a ranking of the results by country and the reach of the previous versions has positioned the publication as a regional reference for the inclusion of content on institutional websites. JSCA’s goal is to reaffirm its mission of generating greater connectivity among the judicial systems of the 34 OAS member states by promoting the use of new information technologies in the public sector.


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JSCA announces pre-selected papers for the “International Paper Competition on Evidentiary Activity in Oral Systems”

SANTIAGO, August 7, 2018.


The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) has selected 15 papers for the first phase of the “International Paper Competition on Evidentiary Activity in Oral Systems.” A total of 63 papers were submitted (34 written by men and 29 by women) from 14 Latin American nations.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted a paper and congratulate the authors whose works have been pre-selected for presentation.

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