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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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Jaime Arellano Quintana
Director Ejecutivo


Jaime Arellano es el Director Ejecutivo del Centro de Estudios de Justicia de las Américas (CEJA) desde enero de 2014. CEJA es un organismo internacional del sistema interamericano (OEA), cuya misión ha sido apoyar técnicamente a los gobiernos, poderes judiciales y otros actores de los sistemas de justicia de la región, dando un nuevo impulso a las reformas de Justicia en las Américas.  Con anterioridad, el Sr. Arellano integró el Directorio de CEJA (2004-2010), sirviendo como su Vicepresidente en el período 2005–2006, y su Presidente en el bienio 2007–2008.

Nacido en Temuco (1966), Región de La Araucanía, Chile, es Abogado de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (1984 - 1988) y Master en Public Administration and Public Policy (MPA) por American University (Washington, DC), grado obtenido en 1996 con el financiamiento de las becas Fulbright y Presidente de la República.

Desde mayo de 2010 el Sr. Arellano ha sido Socio Senior en el Estudio Jurídico (Firma de Abogados) Jara & Marín, en Santiago de Chile, en el que se ha desempeñado en el área del Derecho Público y contractual comercial, litigando ante la Corte Suprema y las Cortes de Apelaciones, tribunales arbitrales y el Tribunal de Contratación Pública, y representando al sector privado ante órganos regulatorios y la Contraloría General de la República.

El Sr. Arellano ha sido profesor de la Facultad de Economía y Administración (FAE) de la Universidad de Santiago, de la Academia Judicial de Chile, docente en el Magíster en Derecho con mención en Contratación Comparada e Internacional, programa conjunto de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Chile y el Washington College of Law de American University (WCL), y docente del Programa sobre Reforma Judicial en América Latina y los Estados Unidos, ofrecido conjuntamente por CEJA y WCL.

Entre 2006 y 2010 ejerció como Fiscal (Gerente Legal) de CORFO, la Agencia de Desarrollo Económico de Chile, cargo en el que se desempeñó hasta marzo de 2010. En dicha función encabezó el área legal de CORFO integrada por más de cincuenta abogados, debiendo intervenir, informar y dictaminar en todos los asuntos de carácter legal, en materias relacionadas con muy diversas áreas del Derecho. Su práctica se centró en el derecho público en general, civil, comercial, societario/corporativo, financiero/bancario, bursátil, internacional privado, laboral, medioambiental y tributario. Tuvo a su cargo la defensa de los juicios en que CORFO era parte o tuviera interés, dirigiendo y actuando en procesos civiles, penales, arbitrales, comerciales, de marcas, de quiebras y laborales, en todas las instancias del sistema judicial, arbitral, y constitucional.

Entre 1996 y 2006 desarrolló una variada carrera pública en la asesoría legislativa, el diseño e implementación de políticas públicas en el sector Justicia, y en la modernización y gestión de instituciones públicas.

En marzo de 2000, es nombrado Subsecretario de Justicia (Viceministro), cargo que ejerce durante todo el período de gobierno del Presidente Ricardo Lagos (marzo de 2000 a marzo de 2006). En tal función le correspondió impulsar la implementación de la Reforma Procesal Penal en todo Chile, la reforma penitenciaria y el nuevo programa de concesión carcelaria, la promulgación de una nueva Ley de Matrimonio Civil, el Foro de la Reforma Civil, e iniciativas vinculadas al fortalecimiento del Poder Judicial.

El Sr. Arellano integró, asimismo, el Directorio de la Comisión Fulbright Chile (2004-2010), una organización binacional, autónoma y sin fines de lucro, creada para promover la mutua comprensión entre Chile y EE.UU., y cuyo objetivo principal es estimular el estudio y la investigación a través del intercambio educacional, y buscar la excelencia en sus becarios. Fue su Vicepresidente en el 2004, y su Presidente en el 2005.

Durante su permanencia en EE.UU., junto a sus estudios de post grado se desempeñó como Asesor Legal y Analista Político de la Embajada de Chile (1995 -1996).

A su regreso a Chile, fue Asesor Legal y Político de la Ministra de Justicia, Soledad Alvear (1996), participando en los proyectos de ley vinculados al nuevo sistema de Justicia chileno. Entre 1996 y 1997 fue Jefe de Gabinete del Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados y consultor del BID. En julio de 1997 asumió como Director General de la Corporación de Asistencia Judicial, encabezando su transformación, cargo que desempeñó hasta marzo de 2000.


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