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JSCA presents its Gender Equality Policy


  • JSCA is making a commitment and setting out a roadmap for the next four years in order to contribute to the promotion and construction of justice systems that allow for access to be provided without economic, racial, ethnic or gender differences.
    • The Gender Equality Policy was unanimously approved during last December’s meeting of the JSCA Board of Directors.
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Santiago, March 8, 2018

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) officially unveiled its Gender Equality Policy. The policy, which is the first institutional initiative of its kind, sets out a commitment and roadmap for the international agency for the next four years in this area. Through the design of the Gender Equality Policy, JSCA will contribute to the promotion and construction of justice systems that provide access to all without economic, racial, ethnic or gender differences.

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Judges selected for JSCA internship at York University’s Osgoode Law School begin program

Toronto, March 7, 2018

      • The attorneys will conduct research on jurisdictional activity for supporting children’s right to family wellbeing and access to justice and sentence execution.
      • The research will be published by JSCA.

Patricia Gutiérrez of Argentina and Eugenia Fuenzalida of Chile were selected to complete an internship at York University’s Osgoode Law School in Canada. They began their two weeks of training and research activities last Monday.

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JSCA launches training in Cochabamba to improve court management


In addition to the training program, an inter-institutional coordination entity was created. It includes representatives of regional justice agencies and will monitor the pilot plan to improve court management in Cochabamba.

The training activity focused on strengthening knowledge and practices for the proper development of an oral justice system. The goal of good court management is for the final stage- the hearing- to be held promptly and based on quality information so that judges can impart justice in a timely, informed manner.


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Judges from Chile and Argentina to complete research internship on access to civil justice in Canada

February 1, 2018

They were chosen from 50 applicants from countries around the region.

The two judges took part in the open call organized by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and York University’s Osgoode Law School in Toronto. The internships will take place March 5-16.

The activity is part of the project “Improving Access to Civil Justice in Latin America,” which JSCA is executing with the technical and financial support of Global Affairs Canada. The final goal is to increase the access of men and women in Latin America and the Caribbean to more equitable and efficient civil justice. JSCA is developing a set of activities to be deployed in the region that includes research, training and exchange programs.

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JSCA’s Executive Director presents evaluation of Criminal Procedure Reform to Chile’s Supreme Court Chief Justice

Santiago, January 30, 2018


In an effort to make a technical contribution to discussions around Chile’s criminal justice situation, Supreme Court Chief Justice Haroldo Brito received the first evaluation ten years after the national implementation of Chile’s reform conducted by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) at the request of the Chilean Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano presented the publication, “Challenges of Criminal Procedure Reform in Chile: A Retrospective Analysis After More Than a Decade,” to the Chief Justice of the country’s highest court.

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Third version of the Oral Criminal Litigation Certificate Program ends in Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C., January 26, 2018

The third version of the Oral Criminal Litigation Certificate Program offered by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), Washington College of Law at American University (AUWCL) and the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH) Law School ended today. A total of 59 students participated including attorneys, prosecutors, public defenders and judges from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Panama and Mexico, all of whom had the opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge in order to perform better in oral criminal justice systems.

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JSCA and Fundación CONSTRUIR present judicial management assessment and model for Cochabamba

Cochabamba, January 15, 2018

In an effort to present the judicial management assessment and model proposed by JSCA and Fundación CONSTRUIR for Cochabamba, a socialization workshop was held in that city today. The event was attended by over 40 judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, representatives of justice sector organizations and judicial system operators.

The activity is part of the “Pilot Project for Modernizing Judicial Management and Promoting the Use of Oral Procedures in Six Cochabamba Courts,” which seeks to support the implementation of civil, criminal and family justice reforms in Bolivia through the proposal of a new management model. This proposal will allow for changes to the work processes to be tested. Said changes will take place on various levels: i) case processing, separating mere paperwork from procedures that require more in-depth analysis; ii) hearing management so that they are held or rescheduled in a timely manner; and iii) organizational, designing or redistributing tasks in order to achieve more efficient judicial management. In addition, there is a proposal to use electronic notifications.



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