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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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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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JSCA to provide technical assistance for the installation of a judicial office in Arequipa’s civil courts

Lima, March 23, 2018


JSCA will support the implementation of a judicial office that will take on administrative functions in some of Arequipa’s civil courts. JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano presented a plan to the Peruvian Supreme Court commission headed by Justice Francisco Távara.


Following the meeting, the timeline was agreed to so that a judicial office can be designed that will take on the administrative functions and hearing management of some of Arequipa’s civil courts. The meeting also included a discussion of the possibility of extending this pilot project to civil courts in Lima.

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JSCA provides technical support for Haiti’s criminal justice reform


Santiago, March 22, 2018

    • A Haitian Judicial Branch Superior Council (CSPJ) delegation visited Santiago de Chile to learn about the Chilean criminal justice system.
    • Participants met with representatives of the Judicial Branch, Judicial Branch Administrative Corporation, Police Investigations and the Public Defender’s Office as well as guarantee judges and oral trial court judges.


A delegation from Haiti’s Judicial Branch Superior Council led by its Vice President, Windèle Coq Thélot, visited Santiago de Chile this week to learn about the criminal justice system. The activity was part of the US Agency for International Development’s Haiti Justice Sector Strengthening Program, which supports the professionalization, independence and efficiency of Haitian justice.

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JSCA to Support Monitoring and Training of Civil Justice System Stakeholders in Nicaragua

Managua, March 14, 2018

JSCA will support the creation of a Civil Procedure Code (CPC) monitoring observatory in Nicaragua, which will celebrate the first anniversary of the code’s introduction in April. This and other actions were agreed to during the signing of a cooperation agreement between the international agency and the Supreme Court of Nicaragua.

The ceremony held yesterday in Managua was attended by Supreme Court Chief Justice Alba Luz Ramos; Supreme Court Civil Chamber President Ileana Pérez; Minister Rafael Solís; members of the Civil Procedure Code Implementation, Training and Monitoring Program; the Director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Office, María Amanda Castellón; JSCA Research and Projects Director Marco Fandiño; and judges from the Nicaraguan capital.

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Universidad Diego Portales and JSCA announce third Procedure Law Seedbed Competition

Santiago, March 13, 2018

  • The competition is open to law students from any school in Chile.
  • Registration for seedbeds is due on July 10, 2018.
  • The topic will be arbitration as a civil dispute resolution mechanism.

The Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) Law School and Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) have been organizing the Procedure Law Seedbed Competition since 2016. The activity allows law students from Chilean universities to analyze, critique and propose approaches to the relationship between the right to due process and non-criminal procedure reforms under the guidance of a professor. The third version of the competition, which is inspired by the International Seedbed Competition organized by the Colombian Procedure Law Institute, will focus on arbitration as a civil dispute resolution mechanism.

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JSCA presents its Gender Equality Policy

 

  • JSCA is making a commitment and setting out a roadmap for the next four years in order to contribute to the promotion and construction of justice systems that allow for access to be provided without economic, racial, ethnic or gender differences.
    • The Gender Equality Policy was unanimously approved during last December’s meeting of the JSCA Board of Directors.
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Santiago, March 8, 2018


In honor of International Women’s Day, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) officially unveiled its Gender Equality Policy. The policy, which is the first institutional initiative of its kind, sets out a commitment and roadmap for the international agency for the next four years in this area. Through the design of the Gender Equality Policy, JSCA will contribute to the promotion and construction of justice systems that provide access to all without economic, racial, ethnic or gender differences.

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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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