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JSCA Announces Appointment of Two New Members to Its Board of Directors

Yesterday afternoon during the Fourth Plenary Session held in Washington, D.C., the 48th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) elected two new members to the Board of Directors of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA). They are Jenny Murphy of the United States and Patricia Pérez of Chile. The members-elect will serve from 2019 to 2021.

 

This election is particularly significant in the context of JSCA’s Gender Equity Policy, the most important institutional change to occur over the past few years. JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano stated, “We at JSCA believe that in order to effectively, comprehensively and equitably fulfill our mission and goals, the gender perspective must be incorporated into the Center’s organizational culture and all of its institutional activity. This includes our staffing, processes, activities and the development of our research, projects and training programs.”

 

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JSCA presents third version of the Index of Online Judicial Services (ISJL)

Santiago de Chile, May 30, 2018

 

 

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) presents the third version of the Index of Online Judicial Services (ISJL).

 

 

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JSCA publishes second volume of reflections on the need for criminal justice reform in Brazil

Santiago, April 24, 2018

The Portuguese-language publication is one of the results of the Brazilian Training Program on Criminal Procedure Reform, which JSCA executed with various Brazilian institutions.

The book is an invitation to redefine the current system in order to move towards an adversarial and oral justice system.

The new publication is available online at https://bit.ly/2HVOLEt


JSCA presents the second volume in the series Challenging the Inquisition: Ideas and Proposals for Criminal Procedure Reform in Brazil. The Portuguese-language publication is one of the results of the Brazilian Training Program on Criminal Procedure Reform, which JSCA executed with various Brazilian institutions. It brings together ideas from various criminal justice system stakeholders, contextualizing the situation of Brazil within Latin American justice systems and identifying steps that the country could take. Brazil is the only nation in the region that maintains an inquisitorial criminal justice system rather than an adversarial one. 

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Winners of Argentina’s National Quality of Justice award visit Chilean criminal justice system institutions

Santiago, April 11, 2018

A delegation of the winners of the National Quality of Justice Award given for the first time by Argentina’s Ministry of Justice and Human Rights will spend one week in Chile to take part in a visit organized by JSCA. The purpose of the exercise is for participants to learn about the work of the criminal justice system’s support agencies.

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JSCA Executive Director presents 2017 Annual Report to OAS Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs

Washington, March 28, 2018

  • In addition to congratulating JSCA for the work that it has developed in the region, the Committee agreed to hold another meeting in June with all of the missions in attendance to present and discuss specific issues addressed by the international agency in greater detail.
  • JSCA must replace two members of its Board of Directors at the 48th OAS General Assembly. The Executive Director invited member states to present female candidates at the next OAS General Assembly.


The Executive Director of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), Jaime Arellano, presented the Center’s Annual Report to the OAS Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs (CAJP) and invited OAS member states to present female candidates to the JSCA Board of Directors.

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JSCA Executive Director presents 2017 annual report to OAS Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs

Washington, March 28, 2018

 

In addition to congratulating the Executive Director on the work that JSCA does in the region, those present agreed to hold a meeting with all of the missions so that Arellano can present and discuss specific issues related to the international agency in greater depth.
•    JSCA must appoint new members to its Board during the 48th OAS General Assembly. The Executive Director invited the member states to submit the names of female candidates during the next OAS General Assembly.


With an invitation to OAS member states to submit the names of female candidates for the JSCA Board of Directors, the Center’s Executive Director, Jaime Arellano, presented the annual report to the OAS Commission on Juridical and Political Affairs (CAJP).

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Event addresses the challenges associated with strengthening Mendoza’s criminal justice system

Mendoza, March 23, 2018

JSCA and the province’s Judicial Branch held a seminar on March 22, 2018.

Oral procedures, horizontal judicial organization and strategic planning for the Public Prosecutor’s Office were the topics addressed at the international seminar Strengthening the Adversarial Criminal Justice System held yesterday in Mendoza, Argentina. The event was organized by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the province’s Judicial Branch.


The activity was held at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo Law School and was attended by over 80 people who work on issues related to justice and who are interested in the province’s criminal procedure reform, which began in 1999. The focus on the program was a discussion of the key axes of a third generation adversarial system.

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En Quito, a 28 de Noviembre del año 2012, reunido el Consejo Directivo, con la participación de los Consejeros Marc Rosenberg (Presidente), Russell Wheeler, Ernesto Pazmiño, Santiago Pereira y Pedro B. Dallari y, en virtud del artículo 13 de su Estatuto y 11, 12, 18 y 19 de su Reglamento, resuelve:

 

1. Saludar y felicitar a los consejeros Pereira y Dallari por su incorporación al Consejo Directivo del Centro de Estudios de Justicia de las Américas.

2. Aprobar y agradecer la exposición del Director Ejecutivo, Cristian Riego, y felicitar su Informe de Actividades, especialmente en lo relativo al desarrollo de proyectos que han permito sustentar acciones y recursos en el tiempo generando un impacto regional destacado. Particular mención tiene en este contexto el Seminario desarrollado en Quito: “Diálogo sobre los Desafíos de las Reformas en materias no penales en América Latina”, transmitida online a través de soporte de internet, potenciando su impacto. El Consejo hace propicia la ocasión de agradecer al Consejero Ernesto Pazmiño el compromiso adquirido por la Defensoría Nacional del Ecuador para la organización y apoyo en la implementación de esta actividad.

3. Aprobar la presentación del Plan de Trabajo y Presupuesto 2012 – 2013. El Consejo manifiesta por unanimidad su conformidad con las líneas trazadas por la Dirección Ejecutiva para asegurar la sustentabilidad de los componentes del Plan Estratégico de CEJA.

4. Escoger la propuesta técnica de servicios de auditoría, presentada por Moore Stephens Consultores y Auditores, en el marco del proceso de licitación 2012-2014 llevado a cabo el 22 de noviembre de 2012. Para estos efectos el Consejo adopta por unanimidad esta decisión luego de haber escuchado una exposición del Secretario del Consejo, sobre la evaluación de propuestas y revisados los antecedentes institucionales y ofertas técnicas y económicas presentadas por los proponentes.

5. Designar por unanimidad al Consejero Ernesto Pazmiño como Vicepresidente del Consejo Directivo. Se hace propicia la ocasión para agradecer la conducción, trabajo y compromiso del Consejero Russel Wheeler como miembro y presidente del Consejo.

6. Ratificar los acuerdos de cooperación suscritos con el Sindicato de Trabajadores del Ministerio Público de Lima; la Universidad de Tarapacá de Arica; la Fundación Centro de Estudios en Democracia, Justicia y Seguridad ( CEDJUS) de Tucumán, Argentina; la Asociación Costarricense de la Judicatura ( ACOJUD); el Instituto Colombiano de Derecho Procesal ( ICDP); el Centro de Estudios de Actualización en Derecho ( CEAD), de Querétaro, México; el Human Rights Research Research and Education Centre of the University of Ottawa, Canada; la Fundación Construir de La Paz, Bolivia; el Ministerio de Interior del Ecuador; el Poder Judicial de la Provincia de Tucumán, Argentina; el Colegio de Magistrados, Integrantes del Ministerio Público y Funcionarios del Poder Judicial de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina; la Corte Suprema de Justicia de República del Paraguay. Ratificar asimismo el Memorándum de Entendimiento suscrito con el Instituto di Ricerca sui Sistemi Giudiziari ( IRSIG) de Bologna, Italia y el Acta Acuerdo Complementaria al Convenio Marco de Cooperación entre el Ministerio Público Fiscal de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

7. Acordar la realización de una próxima reunión del Consejo Directivo durante el mes de diciembre del año 2013, en Santiago de Chile. Se encomienda al Secretario explorar e informar al Consejo la fecha más propicia con este objetivo.

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