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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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According to an ILANUD study, between 1978 and 1992, the percentage of inmates without a conviction in 15 Latin American countries was over 50% of the total prison population on average. In nine countries in the region, the average was as high as 70%. In practice, prior to the criminal procedure reforms that have been implemented in the majority of the countries of the region over the past few decades, pretrial detention was the general rule used for the situation of inmates across the region.

The criminal procedure reform movement sought to replace the region’s inquisitorial systems with adversarial procedure models. The procedure reforms have presented a new regulatory framework that recognizes the presumption of innocence and seeks to make the use of prison during the process an exceptional practice that is used solely to provide protection. In this context, the hearing was introduced as a methodology for making judicial decisions –including preliminary hearings to discuss whether or not to use pretrial detention- and regulations were passed on a broad range of protective measures. The goal was to decrease the number of inmates who had not been convicted or sentenced.

This area of work is focused on the progress made and challenges faced in this area and the need for discussion of preliminary hearings and the rationalization of protective measures. In the case of the latter, we focus on comparative experience with programs such as pretrial services.

OBJETIVES

  • To research and describe the pretrial services methodology as a space in which to evaluate the procedural risks that justify the use of protective measures and to supervise them when they are implemented.
  • To describe some of the challenges related to the use of protective measures in Latin America and key aspects for the implementation of pretrial services in the regional context.
  • To generate discussion through international experiences in this area in order to gather information that will provide insight into the form and circumstances that must be present in order to implement them in countries throughout the region.

 

 

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