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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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Retrospective Analysis and Current Challenges after Over a Decade of Criminal Procedure Reform in Chile

Santiago, July 26, 201

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The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), Supreme Court of Chile and Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Chile organized a seminar to present the study “Challenges of Criminal Procedure Reform in Chile: A Retrospective Analysis after Over a Decade.” The event was held Wednesday, July 25 in the Salon of Honor of the Santiago Courts of Justice.

The study was presented by JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano

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International Seminar on Trial by Jury in Mendoza

July 20, 201.

 

The government of Mendoza, Supreme Court of the Province of Mendoza, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences (INECIP) are organizing an international seminar entitled “Trial by Jury in Mendoza.” The event will be held Tuesday, August 7 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mendoza Judicial Branch, which is located at Av. España 480.


The inaugural ceremony will include addresses by Alfredo Cornejo, the Governor of Mendoza; Jorge Nanclares, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Mendoza; José Valerio, President of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Mendoza; JSCA Training Director Leonel González; and Senator Anabel Fernández Sagasti, who represents the Province of Mendoza.

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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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I Meeting of Board Directors

Washington January 27 and 28, 2000

1.-The proposal submitted by the Government of Chile to be the headquarters of the JSCA is selected, within the framework of four additional applications submitted for this purpose. The Third REMJA (March 1,2 and 3, 2000) is recommended by the Board of Directors for its final approval.

2.- It is urged by the need to reiterate before the said Forum of Ministers the financial commitments assumed by the OAS Member States in order to contribute with voluntary contributions to the JSCA.

II Meeting of Board Directors

Santiago, May 2000

1.- A procedure for the selection of the Executive Director of the JSCA is established, which incorporates an open application process, with wide dissemination among the OAS Member States, a maximum deadline for its reception and description of a suitable profile with the position to provide. A sub-committee of the Board is entrusted with the presentation of this proposal and the subsequent exhibition and justification of the candidacies submitted for that purpose.

2.- It is agreed to draft a Headquarters Agreement between the JSCA and the Government of Chile, which establishes a minimum status for the operation of the organization in Chile.

3.- It is decided to explore a series of Cooperation Agreements between the JSCA and the General Secretariat of the OAS.

4.- The JSCA board of directors is appointed, consisting of a President and Vice-President.

III Meeting of Board Directors

Miami July 2000

1.- The lawyer Juan Enrique Vargas is elected as Executive Director of the JSCA and a proposal is presented for his formal appointment by the Permanent Council of the OAS.

2.- The draft JSCA Regulation presented by the Executive Secretariat is approved and some changes are entrusted to its final provisions.

3.- The initial JSCA Installation Plan is approved by the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the CDJ for the establishment and initial operation of the institution.

IV Reunión del Consejo Directivo

Santiago, October 2000

1.- Initial Work Plan presented by the Executive Director of the JSCA is approved.

2.- Project of Agreement of Headquarters between the JSCA and the Government of Chile is approved.

3.- Final version of JSCA Regulation is approved.

4.- The Executive Secretary of the JSCA is formally appointed.

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