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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


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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The November 28, 2012 Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas was held in Quito and attended by Board members Marc Rosenberg (President), Russell Wheeler, Ernesto Pazmiño, Santiago Pereira and Pedro B. Dallari. By virtue of Article 13 of the Center’s Statutes and Articles 11, 12, 18 and 19 of its Regulations, the Board hereby resolves:

  1. To recognize and congratulate Board members Pereira and Dallari on their appointment to the Board of Directors of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas.
  2. To approve the Annual Report and thank and congratulate Executive Director Cristián Riego, particularly in regard to the development of projects which have allowed actions and resources to be sustained over time, generating a noteworthy regional impact. The Board especially recognizes the seminar held in Quito, “Dialogue on Challenges of Reforms of Non-Criminal Justice Procedures in Latin America,” which was transmitted live via Internet, thus boosting its impact. The Board would like to thank Board member Ernesto Pazmiño for securing a commitment from the National Public Defender’s Office of Ecuador to organize and support this activity.
  3. To approve the Plan of Action and Budget for 2012-2013. The Board unanimously expresses its approval of the strategy outlined by the Executive Directorship in order to ensure the sustainability of the components of JSCA’s Strategic Plan. 
  4. To select the auditing service technical proposal submitted by Moore Stephens Consultants and Auditors in the context of the 2012-2014 bidding process held on November 22, 2012. The Board unanimously approved this decision after hearing the presentation offered by the Board Secretary regarding the assessment of the proposals and review of institutional information and technical and financial offers submitted by the proponents. 
  5. To unanimously appoint Board Member Ernesto Pazmiño as Vice President of the Board and express our gratitude to Board Member Russell Wheeler for his leadership, work and commitment. 
  6. To ratify the cooperation agreements reached with the Union of Workers of the Lima Prosecutor’s Office; Universidad de Tarapacá de Arica; the Foundation of the Center for Research on Democracy, Justice and Security (CEDJUS) of Tucumán, Argentina; Costa Rica’s Judiciary Association (ACOJUD); Colombia’s Procedure Law Institute (ICDP); the Center for Research on Updating Law (CEAD) of Querétaro, Mexico; the Human Rights Research and Education Centre of the University of Ottawa, Canada; Fundación Construir of La Paz, Bolivia; Ecuador’s Ministry of the Interior; the Tucumán Province Judicial Branch of Argentina; the Magistrates, Prosecutor’s Office and Judicial Branch Officials Association of Buenos Aires, Argentina; and the Supreme Court of Paraguay. The Board also hereby ratifies the Memorandum of Understanding signed with Instituto di Ricerca sui Sistemi Giudiziari (IRSIG) of Bologna, Italy and the Complementary Agreement to the Framework Cooperation Agreement with the Buenos Aires Public Prosecutor’s Office.
  7. To schedule the next Board Meeting for December 2013 in Santiago de Chile. We hereby request that the Board Secretary explore possible dates and report back to the Board once he has identified the best option. 

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