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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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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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