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JSCA to Offer Internship for Study on the Practice of Law in Latin America

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), an international agency of the inter-American system headquartered in Santiago de Chile, welcomes applications for a pro bono internship to join the team that is conducting a study on the practice of law in Latin America.


The study is being developed in the context of the project “Improving Access to Civil Justice in Latin America,” which JSCA is executing with the technical and financial support of the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

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JSCA Board of Directors Meets in Santiago and Appoints New Officials

Santiago, December 18, 2017

The XXXIV Meeting of the JSCA Board of Directors was held in Santiago de Chile on December 15. It was attended by Board members Santiago Pereira (President), Manuel Montecino (Vice President), Pedro Dallari, Douglass Cassel, George Thomson (via videoconference) and Daniel Petrone.

 

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JSCA Accepting Applications for Researcher for 2018

Santiago, December 7, 2017.

 

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), an international agency created by the inter-American system that supports justice system modernization processes in the region, is now accepting applications for the position of Researcher.

 

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Civil Justice Oral Procedure Activities Held in Argentina

November 30, 2017

As part of an effort to generate spaces for exchange and discussion, particularly among civil justice officials and judges, Universidad Torcuato di Tella (www.utdt.edu), the Argentine Procedure Law Association (https://aadproc.org.ar/ ) and the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) launched the Civil Justice Oral Procedure Activities in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The two-day activity is one of the results of the first version of the Inter-American Training Program on Civil Justice Reform offered by JSCA in 2016. This initiative provides a formal space in which legal professionals involved with civil reform processes can come together once a year to share knowledge and tools in order to increase their ability to contribute to the development of reform in their countries.

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Brazilian Prosecutors from Goias Learn about Chile’s Criminal Justice System

Santiago, November 29

 

Over the course of this year, JSCA has developed a set of activities in Brazil that are meant to strengthen and deepen connections in order to promote and broaden the discussion of the need for criminal procedure reform in that nation.



In order to learn more about the work of an adversarial criminal justice system from a practical perspective and based on Chile’s experience, professionals from the Goias state prosecution services participated in training program in Santiago de Chile. The three-day program was offered by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), which has developed a series of initiatives in Brazil in order to strengthen and deepen connections and promote and expand the discussion of the need for criminal procedure reform in that country.

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II Inter-American Training Program on Civil Justice Reform ends with invitation to participants to promote changes in their home countries

Santiago, November 24, 2017


The second version of the Inter-American Training Program on Civil Justice Reform offered by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) ended today. Participants were encouraged to design and propose activities that replicate the lessons learned in their home communities so that they can share the knowledge that they acquired. The international agency hopes to extend its network of knowledge through local activities so that changes to civil justice are promoted in countries throughout Latin America.

 

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Column: The Work on Uruguay’s New Criminal Justice System Is Just Beginning

November 10, 2017

 

  • Opinion Column by Executive Director Jaime Arellano in Semanario Búsqueda, Uruguay


Uruguay’s new criminal justice system was implemented on November 1. The country has thus joined the group of Latin American nations that have been moving towards adversarial models based on the use of oral procedures and hearings since the 1990s.

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XXIX Meeting  of Board Directors

The Board of Directors of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) met in Toronto, Ganada on November 21, 2014. The meeting was attended by members Marc Rosenberg (President), Ernesto Pazmiño (Vice President), Santiago Pereira, Douglass Cassel, Manuel Montecino, Leonidas Rosa and elected member of the board, George Thomson. By virtue of Article 13 of its Statutes and Articles 18 and 19 of its Regulations, the Board hereby resolves:

  1. To approve the presentation offered by Executive Director Jaime Arellano, thank him for his work and congratulate him on the Activities Report and Financia! Report 2014.
  2. To approve the Plan of Action and Budget for 2015, offered by Executive Director Jaime Arellano .
    • The Executive Director will make his best efforts to execute in advance activities proposed by the Board Members as part of a new Strategic Plan for 2016-2020. To this end, Board Members will assist the Executive Director in procuring financia! suppo rt.
    • The Executive Director has been commissioned to prepare a new Strategic Plan for the term 2016-2020, taking into consideration the dialogue of the Board Members, and present it in the next meeting during 2015.
  3. To ratify the international cooperation and collaboration agreements presented by the Executive Director.
  4. To elect by acclamation Mr. Douglass Cassel as President of the Board, and Mr. Santiago Pereira as Vice-President , according to articles 11 and 12 of Regulation.
  5. To thank President Marc Rosenberg and Vice-President Ernesto Pazmiño for their performance as officers of the Board between 2012 and 2014, and their key role in the direction of the organization, and to strengthen the institutional capacities of JSCA.
  6. To delegate to the Executive Director efforts toward the realization of a new Board meeting in 2015, with occasion of sorne relevant activity of the Center. Should that not be possible, the meeting will take place in Santiago, Chile.
  7. The Board recommends to the Organization of American States that in future elections of new members to the Board, it will be of utmost importance to ensure equitable representation by gender. The Executive Director is authorized to prepare a letter to that effect.

 

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