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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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V Meeting of the Board Directors

Washington February 2001

1.- Establishment report submitted by the Executive Director is approved and submitted for approval by the OAS General Assembly.

2.- Proposal of annex to the Regulation that incorporates regulation for the constitution of Advisory Groups and Associate Members to the JSCA was approved.

3.- The accomplishment, within the framework of its meeting, of a workshop on judicial reform and cooperation in the region that has the support of the main institutions related to the subject based in the United States, is sponsored.

 

VI Meeting of the Board Directors

 

On December 6 and 7, 2001, the VI Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) was held in Santiago, Chile. Mrs. Monica Angel, president; Mr. Douglass Cassel, vice president and counselors Mrs. Soledad Alvear and Federico Callizo. Additionally, Mr. Rodrigo Quintana participated; the Executive Director of the JSCA, Mr. Juan Enrique Vargas; the Director of Programs of the JSCA, Mrs. Luciana Sánchez and the Secretary of the Board of Directors, Mr. Francisco Cruz.

 

According to the agenda of the meeting, the following topics were analyzed in it:

 

    Composition of the Board of Directors

    Financial audit

    Approval of agreements

    Resolution of association requests

    Annual account of the Executive Directorate

    Work Plan presented by the Executive Board for the year 2002

    Financing strategies

    Election of President and Vice President

    Resolutions to be presented in the next REMJA

 

The following minutes contain the agreements adopted in the final session of the meeting on each of these topics:

 

1 ° To declare the satisfaction of the members of the Board of Directors for the renewal by the last meeting of the General Assembly of the OAS and for a period of three years, of the mandate of two original members: Mrs. Mónica Nagel and the Mr. Federico Callizo.

2 ° To authorize the Chairman of the Board of Directors to set up a preparatory committee for the meetings of said Board, composed of at least two of its members, to advance in the analysis of the topics that will be submitted to the Board for consideration.

3º To ratify and approve the designation as external auditor of the JSCA activities of the international company Ernst & Young, selected through an open competition called for by the CDJ, within the framework of its commitments assumed under the USAID / JSCA project.

4) Request the Executive Director to send quarterly reports to the members of the Board of Directors on detailed income and expenses of the JSCA.

5º Authorize the Executive Director to explore the possibility of opening JSCA current accounts in countries other than Chile.

6 ° Take note of the statements made by the Executive Director regarding the counterpart contributions that the JSCA receives in Chile. The contributions received in compliance with the proposal formulated at the time by Chile and accepted by REMJA, consisted of physical infrastructure, equipment and personnel. To date, these contributions have come directly from CDJ, an institution that also facilitates its legal personality for the operation of the JSCA while its Headquarters Agreement with the Government of Chile is in process. The contributions have been received with full satisfaction, which this Board of Directors thanks CDJ. In the future it is expected that the aforementioned contributions come directly from the Government of Chile, who has assumed the commitment to deliver to CEJA $ 100,000.- the first year for its installation and then a voluntary annual contribution that is in line with the commitment assumed by Chile to the offer as headquarters for the JSCA.

7 ° To approve the agreements signed by the Executive Director of the JSCA with the Council of the Magistracy of the Judicial Power of the Argentine Nation; the Supreme Court of Justice of the Argentine Nation; the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Argentine Nation; the Public Ministry of the Republic of Chile; the Public Ministry of Ecuador; the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Lima Peru, and the Institute of Judicial Studies of Chile.

8 ° To authorize the Executive Director to continue with the signing of agreements of a similar nature to those already approved, insofar as they do not impose financial obligations on the JSCA, which may take effect immediately after their signature, without prejudice to the approval Subsequent to be provided by the Board of Directors in accordance with Article 10 of its Statutes. If the agreement to be signed departs from a substantive aspect of those already approved, the Executive Director may subscribe after consulting the members of the Board of Directors by any means of communication and without any opposition being made by any of them within a period of time. ten days.

9 ° To approve with great satisfaction the quality of associate members of the JSCA of the Argentine institutions ARGENJUS and INECIP, who have fully completed and fully satisfied the regulatory procedure established for this purpose.

10 ° To approve the annual account presented by the Executive Director and authorize it to be presented as a report of the Board of Directors, prior appropriate formal adjustments, before the next meeting of REMJA and the General Assembly of the OAS. The Executive Director is instructed to explore the possibility of making an oral presentation to the Permanent Committee of the OAS.

11 ° Approve the Work Plan for the year 2,002 presented by the Executive Director, as well as the estimated budget for the JSCA.

12. To request the Executive Director to send quarterly to the members of the Council a calendar of events organized by the JSCA in order to obtain the participation in some of them of members of the Council.

13º To instruct the Secretary of the Board to submit a proposal at the VII Meeting of the Board of Directors regarding the treatment that the Board and the Executive Directorate must give to the public reports issued by the JSCA.

14º Commission the President of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to determine the projects or studies with which the JSCA can effectively contribute, in the framework of its competence, in the fight against terrorism.

15º To constitute an Advisory Board of the Board of Directors, made up of high-profile people from the public and private world, who collaborate in obtaining funds for the operation of the institution. To this end, the members of the Board shall provide the Executive Director with suggestions regarding the structure and working modalities of that Council, as well as with regard to its possible members.

16º Bring to the regional multilateral forums concrete proposals to achieve the realization of a medium and long-term CEJA financing program, in compliance with the work plan agreed upon at the III Summit of Presidents of the Americas.

17º Performing by the members of the Council direct actions to obtain voluntary contributions in favor of the JSCA by the member states, especially those of which they are nationals, and before agencies that finance projects in the area of ​​law and Justice.

18º To take direct contact with the Ministers of Justice, Foreign Affairs and Finance of the countries of the Region to obtain the materialization of the voluntary contributions of their respective countries.

19º To propose before the next REMJA establish a close link between this body and the JSCA, so that the latter institution collaborates, as appropriate, in the follow-up of the conclusions and recommendations of the meeting and in the dissemination of the same.

20th To organize, following a report to the members of the Council from the Caribbean, and in the framework of the next REMJA meeting in March in Trinidad and Tobago, a working meeting with legal experts and government representatives of the countries of the Caribbean, in order to know the actions that the JSCA can develop in benefit of its legal and judicial systems.

21 ° To carry out, prior report to the members of the Board of Directors absent in this meeting, and on the occasion of that same meeting of the REMJA the VII Meeting of the Directive Council of the JSCA.

22º To appoint, in accordance with the provisions of article 13.4 of the Bylaws and articles 11 to 15 of the Regulations, the director Mr. Douglass Cassel, as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors, and the director Mr. Federico Callizo, as the new Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. It is expressly agreed to congratulate the counselor Mrs. Mónica Ángel for her excellent management in charge of the Board's presidency during its first stage of operation.

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