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JSCA and Fundación CONSTRUIR present judicial management assessment and model for Cochabamba

Cochabamba, January 15, 2018


In an effort to present the judicial management assessment and model proposed by JSCA and Fundación CONSTRUIR for Cochabamba, a socialization workshop was held in that city today. The event was attended by over 40 judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, representatives of justice sector organizations and judicial system operators.

The activity is part of the “Pilot Project for Modernizing Judicial Management and Promoting the Use of Oral Procedures in Six Cochabamba Courts,” which seeks to support the implementation of civil, criminal and family justice reforms in Bolivia through the proposal of a new management model. This proposal will allow for changes to the work processes to be tested. Said changes will take place on various levels: i) case processing, separating mere paperwork from procedures that require more in-depth analysis; ii) hearing management so that they are held or rescheduled in a timely manner; and iii) organizational, designing or redistributing tasks in order to achieve more efficient judicial management. In addition, there is a proposal to use electronic notifications.

 

 

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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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Staff

Marco Fandiño Castro
Research and Projects Director

Marco Fandiño, of Spain, is an attorney who holds a law degree from Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. He also completed the Latin American Studies Program at Universidad Católica Argentina and holds a master’s degree in Governance and Human Rights from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, which he completed with honors. He has held internships at the Spanish Data Protection Agency and the Provincial Council of Pontevedra. Fandiño has served as a volunteer at the Regional Office for South America of the UN High Commission for Human Rights. He joined JSCA in January 2013 as a research attorney, was promoted to Management and Information Area Coordinator in September 2013, and became Research and Projects Coordinator in 2015.

He specializes in issues of civil procedure reform, criminal procedure reform, judicial management, reorganization of public prosecutor’s offices and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. He has written one book and several articles on these topics.

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Leonel González
Training Director

Argentine attorney specializing in Criminal Law with a degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School. He completed the Latin American Certificate Program on Criminal Procedure Reform at Universidad Diego Portales Law School (Chile) and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University (Canada).

He served as a consultant on the Evaluation of the Implementation of Panama’s Adversarial Criminal Justice System; the Evaluation of the Impact of the Fiscal Management Model of Guatemala’s Public Prosecutor’s Office; the project “Evaluation of Chile’s Criminal Procedure Reform Ten Years After Its National Implementation”; on the project Technical Assistance for the Implementation of Uruguay’s Criminal Procedure Code; and on the project “Pretrial Detention in Bolivia.”

He has participated as a presenter or instructor in seminars, courses and conferences in the US, Canada, Austria, the Philippines, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina.

He is the Regional Vice President for South America of the International Organization for Judicial Training (IOJT) for 2017-2019 and member of the Argentina Procedure Law Association. He has worked in the Federal Criminal Cassation Chamber in the Argentine National Judicial Branch and at the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences (INECIP).


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Paula Rocha
Communications and Public Relations Director

Paula Rocha, of Chile, earned a degree in Journalism from Universidad Diego Portales and has experience in the development of communications for public institutions such as the Ministry of Social Development (formerly Mideplan), the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Justice. She has served on multidisciplinary teams focused on the design and implementation of public policies such as reforms in the areas of criminal justice, labor law, family law and, more recently, civil and commercial justice.


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Lorena Espinosa
Research Associate


Chilean, graduated from the Universidad Diego Portales Law School. She worked as a volunteer with the Santiago Legal Clinic and as a student assistant in the Universidad Diego Portales Procedure Law Department. Espinosa participated in the Procedure Law Seedbed at her university, working with other students focused on research in this area, and represented Universidad Diego Portales at the XIII International Competition for Pre-Law Students organized by the Colombian Procedure Law Institute. She also offered a talk about her first research project at that event.  Prior to joining JSCA, she worked as an attorney at two law offices.

She is currently an assistant in the Universidad Diego Portales Procedure Law Department and a teaching assistant for the course “Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems” at the same school.

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Juan José Martínez Layuno
Research Associate

Chilean. Attorney with a law degree from Universidad Alberto Hurtado and a certificate in Statistics from Universidad Diego Portales. 

He has worked with JSCA since 2015 in various Latin American countries on issues such as access to justice, procedure reform and judicial management. As a researcher, he has worked to implement various technical cooperation projects and training initiatives with a wide range of agencies from Europe and the Americas.

Prior to joining JSCA, he completed internships and practica at the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) in Buenos Aires, the Chilean State Defense Council (CDE), the Chilean Supreme Court’s Research Directorate (DECS), and the National Service for Women of Chile (SERNAM). His main academic interests are judicial effectiveness and procedural justice.

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Gonzalo Fibla
Research Associate

Gonzalo Fibla, of Chile, is an attorney with a degree in the Legal Sciences from Universidad Católica del Norte. He worked as a teaching and research assistant in Constitutional Law and Human Rights Education at the same university. His undergraduate thesis, “Law for Reparation: Is It A Human Right of Crime Victims? Special Reference to the Legal System,” was a finalist and received an honorable mention in the Describe Your Thesis Competition in 2014 organized by the National Human Rights Institute.  He completed his professional practicum at the Coquimbo Legal Aid Corporation in the civil and family law division.

He has published the articles “Derecho a la memoria: ¿derecho cultural implícito en el sistema constitucional chileno?” in Logos: Revista de Lingüística, Filosofía y Literatura, Universidad de La Serena (2013) and “¿Por qué incluir la mirada de las víctimas de crímenes de lesa humanidad en la educación en derechos humanos?” in Revista Derecho y Humanidades, Universidad de Chile (2014).

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Constanza Gigena
Research Associate

Constanza Gigena, of Argentina, is an attorney with a degree from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba School of Law and the Social Sciences in Argentina. She was a teaching assistant in International Public Law in the same institution.

Gigena served as the Secretary of the Judicial Police, Public Prosecutor’s Office in the Córdoba Judicial Branch, a position that she won through a competition based on applicants’ merits. She was an intern at and serves as a permanent researcher with the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences (INECIP), where she works on issues related to fundamental rights, security and criminal procedure reform. She currently focuses on the latter issue.


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Paula Ballesteros
Research Associate

Paula Ballesteros, of Brazil, is pursuing her doctorate in Law, State and the Constitution at Universidad de Brasilia. She holds a law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de  São Paulo and a degree in the Social Sciences from Universidade de  São Paulo. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Government from FUndación Getúlio Vargas of  São Paulo. She served as a UNDP Consultant with the National Prison Department of the Ministry of Justice; as a researcher with the National Justice Council; and as a project manager with the National Truth Commission, all in Brazil. She also served as an advisor to the  São Paulo Public Defender’s Office and a researcher at the Universidade de São Paulo Research Nucleus on Violence.

Her main areas of study and research are citizen security, the criminal justice system and the prison system.

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Benjamin Sepulveda
Research Associate

Originally from Chile, he completed his legal studies at Pantheón-Assas University. He holds a master’s degree in Law and International Business Practice from the Institute of Peace and Development Law at Niza Sophia Antipolis University, which he completed with honors. He also earned a master’s degree with honors in Economic Law and Business and an undergraduate degree in Law and Political Science at the same institution.

He completed his professional practicum in 2015 at the law firm of Lewis & Co in Paris, specializing in maritime transportation law in the litigation and arbitration department. He also participated in the 22nd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and is a member of the International Bar Association.

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María Jesús Valenzuela Suárez
Methodology Specialist

María Jesús Valenzuela, of Chile, is an anthropologist with a degree from Universidad de Chile with a focus on Social Anthropology and Archaeology. She has experience in the development and execution of assessments and research on a wide range of topics such as continuing education, cultural citizenship strengthening, assessments of citizen security and issues of patrimony.

She is currently providing technical support for a FONDECYT research project entitled “Political Ecology of Water Landscapes in the Loa Province (Antofagasta Region)” and works as a methodology specialist at JSCA.

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Adrian Jaime Medrano Cruz


Adrian Medrano holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from IEDE and completed JSCA’s Inter-American Program for Training Trainers for Criminal Procedure Reform. He has worked with the Center for Public Systems in the Universidad de Chile Industrial Engineering Department as an associated professional and is a senior consultant with Holos Consulting and international consultant. He has over 17 years of experience leading and executing projects in over 40 companies and institutions from the public and private sectors and has worked in 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Some of the topics that his projects have explored in the judicial arena are the design of public policies in reformed civil justice systems; alternative dispute resolution; the impact of new technologies on judicial sector reform processes; transparency and accountability in the judicial branch; adversarial criminal justice system implementation plans; defining and measuring certified judicial indicators and standards; generation of judicial statistics for monitoring judicial reform support programs; proposals for improving administrative structures and support systems in judicial branches; management models of excellence for courts and appeals courts; installation of management systems for innovation in auxiliary judicial sector agencies; model of inventorying, clearing and monitoring cases in courts of appeal; models for estimating the human resources necessary for strengthening public prosecutor’s offices (strategic analysis units and investigative teams); and results-based management in justice administration.


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ADMINISTRATIVE AREA

María Cecilia Torche Sepúlveda
Administration and Finance Director

Cecilia Torche, of Chile, is a Commercial Engineer with an undergraduate degree from Universidad de Concepción and an MBA in Human Resources Administration from the Business Administration Institute (IDE-CESEM) in Madrid, Spain. She also earned a certificate in Human Resources Administration and Labor Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has served as JSCA’s Director of Administration and Finance since December 2002. Ms. Torche is also a partner at CLARAMUNT TORCHE Business Consulting (since 1994) and has worked as the Administration and Finance Manager at Euromanagement S.A. and a consultant for the Ministry of the Treasury’s Budgeting Directorate, where she conducted evaluations of management oversight for the Ministries of Health, Education and Labor and the National Council for Drug Control (1999-2001).

Prior to joining JSCA, she was the Executive Coordinator of MBA programs at the Pontificia Universidad Católica School of Economic and Administrative Sciences (1995–1998); Deputy Administrative Director of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Engineering and Directorate of Scientific and Technological Research (DICTUC) (1993-1995); Director of Administration and Finance for the Municipal Corporation of Renca (1989–1992); a member and Manager of the Ana María de Lo Cañas Sports and Recreation Park (1985-1990); and Project Evaluator for Small Business at the Technical Cooperation Service at the Chilean Economic Development Agency (1982-1984).


Sandra Araneda Jofré
Webmaster - Director of Technology- Executive Assistant

Sandra Araneda, of Chile, is a bilingual executive assistant with a degree from the Esucomex Professional Institute. She also has earned a certificate in Joomla! Web Content Administration System Technology from Universidad de Chile and has completed courses on Internet applications, Webpage development and Web servers at SEGIC at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

She worked at Universidad de Santiago de Chile as an Executive Assistant from January 1990 to December 2003. She is currently Webmaster and Director of Technology at JSCA.


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Paola Guazzini
Event Coordinator

Paola Guazzini, of Chile, is an English/French translator with a degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has eight years of experience working as a bilingual assistant for UN agencies such as ECLAC and UNDP. She was also responsible for the academic exchange program at Universdad Santo Tomás and worked as a trainer for bank products and remote customer service for Banco Bci.

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Guillermo Morales P.
Office Assistant

Guillermo Morales, of Chile, worked at the Graphics Workshop for the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities as an assistant from 1971 to 1973. He also served as a press office worker at the University Promotion Corporation from 1974 to 2006. He has worked at JSCA since February 2010, where he handles maintenance and administrative tasks.

 

 

 

Pasantes

 



Ignacio Andrés Fuentes Miranda

Chilean. Fourth year student of law at the Universidad Diego Portales. He has participated in the Human Rights Report on access to justice, and is currently an assistant and counselor of the Procedural Law Department of the same faculty. In addition, it is part of the Seedling of Procedural Law - a group of students dedicated to research in that area.

 

 


Katherine de Lourdes Zúñiga González
Chilean Law graduate of the UAH. Diploma in "Social Leadership" with maximum distinction by Dibam. Active member in volunteering that provides legal advice to vulnerable people in the district of Puente Alto. In the university he was Assistant of the Dept. of Criminal Law and the Chair of Oral Expression, both from the UAH Law School. He collaborated in the organization of the I Congress of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure and of the I Conference on International Criminal Law, both carried out in the UAH. He was a member of the team that represented his Faculty in the II Contest of judicial skills of the Judicial Academy of Chile. He served as an exponent in Criminal Law and Comparative Law Research Seminars.

He worked as an intern in the Studies Unit of the DPP and the Hon. Supreme Court. He obtained an honorable mention in the "Jurisprudential Analysis of Access to Justice for Vulnerable Groups" Contest, convened by the Supreme Court of Justice. The research, framed within the category "Children, Girls and Young People" is entitled "The International Kidnapping of Minors."

Research intern at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, based on the research project "Drug Treatment Courts. Comparative analysis between Chile and Puerto Rico ».

Becaria in Processes of Psicolaboral Coaching. Currently, she is the guardian of law students of the UAH, and a member of the NGO LEASUR, an organization that develops territorial work and ensures the rational use of the prison system.

 


Paloma Monserrat Tapia Jara
Chilean Graduated from the University of Chile. During his undergraduate studies he excelled in the fields of Civil Law, Commercial Law and Electric Law. It has been dedicated to the judicial prosecution, in civil, labor and international (processing of exequatur), both in courts of first instance, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. She has also worked as a corporate solicitor, focusing on partnerships and contracts.

 

 


Katherine Llanos Soto
Chilean, Licensed in Legal and Social Sciences of the Diego Portales University. Also licensed in the Diploma of Honors of contemporary philosophy of the Humanities Institute of the same house of studies. In 2016 I was an intern in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States in Washington D.C. Then I was coordinator of a group of law students to collaborate in the Registry of Acts in the 158th Period of extraordinary sessions that the IACHR held in Santiago de Chile. I have a great interest in the right of childhood and adolescence working in two opportunities as a research assistant in the UDP Human Rights Center, in the report 2015 chapter of "Adoption" and 2017 chapter "situation of SENAME".

 





Tamara Sandoval Bravo

Chilean Fourth year student of Law, University of Chile, standing out in the areas of Constitutional Law, International Law and Economic Law. Assistant of the Chair of Constitutional Law and Coordinator of Research Workshops on Constitutionalism and Constituent Process.

 

 




María Ignacia Rojas Morales

Chilean, Lawyer of the Diego Portales University. He is currently in the process of preparing a thesis for the academic degree of Master in International Studies at the University of Chile. Participated as a volunteer in Ceiling for Chile, providing legal advice, volunteering that continued in the Legal Clinic of the Diego Portales University, a service that the university provides to the La Legua population in the Metropolitan Region. Along with this, I am an integral part of the "Peace for your Neighborhood" intervention project on access to justice, neighborhood security and community mediation in the Yungay neighborhood, Santiago district, sponsored by the Diego Portales University and the MINVU. During 2016 she worked as assistant professor of the professor Astrid Espaliat in the course called "Actors and Legal Instruments of International Law" within the program of training of experts in International Relations, awarded by the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile . This, in addition to having worked as a legal solicitor in a law firm, working as a lawyer in the corporate area of ​​a company and developing the free practice of the profession constantly.




Geraldine Ugueto

Venezuelan. Graduated from the Andrés Bello Catholic University, she receives the Cum Laude honorable mention for having obtained a general average of 18 points during law studies, position number 1 of her class. Member of the Training Program for Young Leaders Luis Ugalde SJ. "Chair of Honor", cohort 2015-2016. He is currently working in JSCA as part of his previous training before taking the Master of Arts in International Political and Economic Development, in double degree with the Alberto Hurtado University of Chile and the Fordham University of New York.

 




Beatriz Romero Cruzat

Graduated from law school at the University of Chile in the process of qualification. In recent years he has developed in the field of international law and public law through various international institutions such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). He is currently working for the Department of Immigration and Migration belonging to the Ministry of the Interior, in the Refuge and Resettlement Section.

 



Tomás Sánchez Egaña

Chilean. Law student at the Diego Portales University and student of the Diploma in Philosophy and Contemporary Thought taught by the IDH of the same house of studies. In 2014 participant of the semiannual program of student mobility "Ayusa - Intrax" in Delaware, USA. In 2017, intern at the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires. Member of the UDP Private Law Academy.

 

 




Bárbara Quezada Virgilio

Chilena, lawyer of the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, has been dedicated to the processing of legal cases, especially in civil, commercial and family matters. He was living in New York, United States, where he had different contacts with international organizations. Currently, he is studying his Master in International Law (L.L.M), investments, trade and arbitration, taught by the University of Heidelberg (Germany) in conjunction with the University of Chile.

 

 



Dunia Balza

Venezuelan Lawyer (Universidad de Los Andes), Specialist in Criminal and Criminal Sciences (Universidad Santa María), Magister Scientiae in Criminal Procedural Law (Universidad de Los Andes) and Doctorate in Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (University of Zaragoza- Spain). I worked for fifteen years in the Prosecutor's Office of the Public Ministry. This experience led me to raise awareness and awareness of human rights and internalize the need to educate in the area and in criminal proceedings, thus drawing efforts in the personalization of new generations, deepening the awareness of human dignity, favoring the self-determination and promoting their community sense. Currently teaching part time at the Catholic University of Temuco - Chile, in the area of criminal law and criminal procedure law.



Viviana Arias Ponce

Chilean, 5th year student of Law at the University of Chile where she has participated as an assistant of Philosophy since 2013, under which she has developed research on Decolonial Feminism, prostitution and unpaid domestic work. He worked in the Human Rights Center of the University of Chile in the management of two Diploma in International Law, and in the National Institute of Human Rights where he worked in Prison Situation and SENAME. She was a volunteer in the Association of Relatives of Executed Politicians in 2015. She is currently participating in the formulation of a group of Free Consultation to Migrants and in the V Human Rights Congress of the University of Chile.

 




Irina Alexandra López Blanco

Venezuelan Lawyer graduated from the Andrés Bello Catholic University in the process of qualification. During his undergraduate studies he excelled in the fields of Criminal Law, Civil Law and Civil Procedure. He is currently working in JSCA as part of his previous training before pursuing his postgraduate studies. Member of the Training Program for Young Leaders Luis Ugalde SJ. "Chair of Honor" and assistant of the Legal Clinic of the Andrés Bello Catholic University in the period 2016-2017.

 

 

Consultores

Alberto Binder
Professor of Criminal Procedural Law at the University of Buenos Aires. Lawyer and Doctor of Law from that same university. founder and president of the Institute of Comparative Studies in Criminal Sciences, INECIP; Member of the Argentine Association of Procedural Law and the Ibero-American Institute of Procedural Law. Technical advisor of judicial reform processes in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Venezuela, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and other countries of Latin America. He is Co-Director of the Judicial Systems Journal of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas, JSCA. He is an advisor to international cooperation agencies on issues related to the Judicial Reform.

He is the author of several books and numerous articles on penal reforms: "Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law"; "Initiation to the Criminal Accusatory Process", "Criminal Policy; from Formulation to Praxis "; "The Breach of Procedural Forms"; "Policemen and Thieves - A Guide to Discuss the Security Problem", among others.


Gonzalo Rua
Argentinian. Lawyer. Specialist in Criminal Law from the University of Palermo. Criminal Judge in the City of Buenos Aires from 2003 to date. He was a member of the Judicial Training Center of the Judicial Branch of the CABA, by direct vote of his peers, as Academic Counselor by the judges' estate (2008-2012).
Member of the Board of Directors of INECIP. In this Institution he is Director of the Criminal Systems Reform Program since 2009. He participated in the INECIP, as Coordinator and Advisor in the implementation of the criminal procedure reform in the Provinces of Entre Ríos (2009/2013), Salta (2011) ), Tucumán (2012/2013) Santiago del Estero (2010/2013) and Río Negro (2012/2016).

He has participated as a consultant and / or trainer in several Latin American countries. In Nuevo León, Mexico, he is the coordinator of the Training Agreement with the Judicial Power of that state and with the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon. Professor of undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, since 1996. Professor of Postgraduate Specialization in Magistracy at the National University of La Matanza (2015). He was a tenured professor at the University of Palermo (2003-2006) and in several Foreign Universities (Masters in the National University of Pilar, Paraguay, 2008, San Carlos University of Guatemala, 2009, among others).
He participated as a consultant and advisor in drafting organic laws and reforms to the Code of Criminal Procedure in the City of Buenos Aires and the Provinces of Catamarca, Santiago del Estero, Neuquén, Entre Rios and Río Negro. Former scholar of the Judicial Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) in the "Training of Trainers for Criminal Procedure Reform" Program (2007) and in the Program "Challenges and opportunities in the Assessment of evidence in accusatory oral trials ( 2010). Trainer for the CEJA in Lima, Peru (2011), Panama (2014), Sao Paulo, Brazil (2015), Chile (2015), Nicaragua (2016) and in the course "Program for the Implementation of the Criminal Procedure Reform in Argentina" (2012 to date). Teacher by the JSCA in the Training Program for judges, skills in conducting hearings (2015/2016). International consultant in the implementation of the Ecuadorian criminal system (USAID, 2011/2012), and in the evaluation of the implementation of the System Criminal Accusatory in Panama (UNODC, 2014/2015) and in the evaluation of the Criminal Procedure Reform in Chile (JSCA, 2016). General Coordinator and head teacher of the Annual Program of Graduate Update in Criminal Litigation in the UBA -anual- (2014 to date).

He is currently Director of the Training Program for the Criminal Procedure Reform in Argentina and the Judicial Systems magazine. Co-director, together with Dr. Alberto Binder, from the collection "Fundamental concepts of the accusatory system", Nuevo León, Mexico. Co-author of the book "Code contravencional commented of the CABA" (2010). Author of the books "Counter-examination of Witnesses" and "Direct Examination of Witnesses".


Mauricio Alfredo Duce Julio
He is a lawyer at the Diego Portales University (1992) and has been a Fulbright Scholar twice (1998 and 2002) and President of the Republic Scholarship (1998), Master of Legal Sciences (JSM) at Stanford University, USA. (1999). He has done research visits at the universities of Berkeley, Yale and Wisconsin. Professor of various courses in the area of ​​criminal justice in the Faculty of Law of the Diego Portales University and Co-Director Program of Master in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure of the same. He has been a visiting professor to teach courses in Comparative Criminal Procedure at the Universities of Florida, Pacific McGeorge (Sacramento, United States), Puerto Rico (Santiago Program) and Tel Aviv. He was an advisor to the Ministry of Justice in the field of criminal procedure reform from 1996 to 2000.

Between 1994-1996 he was the secretary of the technical team that drafted the bills that make up the Chilean criminal procedure reform. He is the author of numerous publications in Chile and abroad on criminal justice, the Chilean criminal procedure system, the juvenile criminal justice system and new methodologies for teaching law. He is currently a Full Professor of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Diego Portales where he has been working since 1992.


Leonardo Moreno
Lawyer of the Diego Portales University, Director of the Procedural Law Department of the School of Law of the Alberto Hurtado University of Chile and professor of the same, partner in the Law Firm MM & L. Post graduate in various specializations related to Social Management and Public Policies, Human Rights, Criminal Procedural Law, Negotiation and oral litigation in: the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences; the Center for Human Rights, of the Faculty of Law of the University of Chile; Diego Portales University of Chile; The Chile Foundation; the University of the Pacific, Mc George School of Law in Sacramento; the California Western School of Law, of San Diego, California, of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, at the New York School of Law in New York. E.E.U.U., and in Medellín, Colombia. Involved since its origins in the Chilean Criminal Procedure Reform, participating in the inter-institutional training programs of the operators organized by the Ministry of Justice of Chile; He served as the National Head of the Department of Studies of the Public Criminal Defense Office, until after winning a public tender, he was appointed Northern Metropolitan Regional Ombudsman. From this position he led the organization, preparation and operation of the reform in the capital of Chile. In his capacity as an expert, he serves as an academic in various postgraduate degrees at several Chilean universities, at the Judicial Academy of Chile, the Institute of Judicial Studies Hernán Correa de la Cerda in Chile and the Justice Studies Center for the Americas, JSCA; and as visiting professor of the Institute of Criminal Procedural Science of Peru, of the Institute of Comparative Studies in Criminal and Social Sciences, INECIP of Argentina and various foreign Universities and Judicial Academies. Member of the Council of the Innocent Project of the Chilean Public Penal Defender. He currently works as a teacher in civil and criminal procedural law, and in oral litigation techniques in Criminal, Labor and Family Litigation.

Coauthor of the texts: Strategic Litigation in the New Criminal Process; The Adversarial Model in Chile, Presentations on its implementation in the criminal procedure reform. Author of the book Theory of the Case; and of the module The Case Theory and Techniques of Oral Litigation, of the Public Ministry of Peru, among other publications.


Norbert Lösing
German. Lawyer. Bachelor of Law from the University of Bayreuth. Doctor of Law from the University of Bonn. He worked in the German international cooperation and served as director of the Program of Promotion of the Rule of Law in Latin America of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation from 1992 to 1997. He was a professor at the University of Heidelberg from 1997 until the year 2000. Since 1999 he has been working as litigant lawyer at the law firm Sieper & Lösing in Lüneburg, Germany. He has prostrated from the Academy of Lawyers in Criminal Law and Intellectual Property. Since 2016 he is an honorary judge of the Celle Bar Association, Germany.

His specialty is procedural law, a subject in which he has written a book and numerous articles.


Lilian San Martín

Chilean A lawyer. Degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the Universidad de Concepción. Master in "Romanistic and Unificazione Giuridico del Diritto System: European and Latin American Experience in Confronto (with Particolare Attenzione All'unificazione del Diritto dei Contratti)", by the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", program organized by the Omnem Network of the ALFA Program of the European Union, in conjunction with the Center for Latin American Studies of the University of "Tor Vergata". Doctor in Roman Legal System by the University of Rome "Tor Vergata".

He was part of the Chilean defense team before the tribunal of The Hague in the maritime dispute Peru v. Peru. Chile. He worked at the law firm Barros Letelier y González. She works at Universidad Alberto Hurtado as a civil law professor since 2011. In 2014, she became a professor at Jornada and since January 2015 she has been the director of the private law department. He has participated in research projects funded by CONICYT, highlighting his participation as an associate researcher in the project "Historical-Dogmatic Studies of Private Property Law: a look at the articles of Books II and IV of the Civil Code of Chile" (CONICYT SOC 1111 ), and his character as researcher responsible for the Fondecyt Initiation project "The fault of the victim as exclusive or concurrent cause of the damage" (Nº 11140246).

She is a member of the Group for the Harmonization of Law in Latin America (GADAL - http://gadal.uexternado.edu.co/) in which she actively participates as rapporteur of the Chilean team.

His specialties are Law of obligations, civil liability and contracts. Roman private law and comparative law. He has numerous publications in these thematic areas, among which the book "The burden of the injured to avoid or mitigate the damage", published by the Externado de Colombia University (2012). She is an expert in the historical-compared method as a legal research methodology.


José Alberto Revilla González
Doctor in Law by Carlos III Madrid. Professor of Procedural Law at the Autonomous University of Madrid. He has been Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law and Deputy Director of the Department of Private, Social and Economic Law of the Autonomous University of Madrid. Invited professor to teach postgraduate courses at the Gabriel René Moreno University (Bolivia), Central American University "José Simeón Cañas" (El Salvador), University of Itsmo (Guatemala) and Technological University of Honduras. He has also taught courses and conferences at the University of Havana (Cuba), Montevideo (Uruguay), University of Aquino (Bolivia) Urbino (Italy), and Uniwersytet Wroclawski (Wroclaw-Poland).

Director of the project "The transformation of civil justice in Ibero-America: contents and challenges", convened by the Center for Latin American Studies (CEAL) of the Autonomous University of Madrid. Author of several publications (monographs, collective books, doctrinal articles, papers, communications) in the field of civil process, criminal process and alternative means of conflict resolution.

He belongs to the Bar Association of Madrid, is a member of the Alonso Martínez University Institute of Justice and Litigation, the Ibero-American Institute of Procedural Law and the International Association of Procedural Law. He has made research stays in the universities of Ferrara (Italy), Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo" (Italy), Pantheon -Sorbonne Paris I (France), Royal Complutense College of Harvard, Harvard University (USA).


Francisco Verbic
Lawyer (UNLP, 2001). Master in International Law Studies (NYU - Fulbright Master Scholar). Specialist in Civil Law (UNLP). Specialized in Procedural Law Deepened (UNA).

Ordinary Adjunct Professor by competition, Procedural Law II, Chair III, Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences of the UNLP. Academic Secretary of the Master in Procedural Law, Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences of the UNLP and Professor of the subject "Complex Litigation, Collective Processes and Class Actions" in the postgraduate course. Visiting Professor in various postgraduate courses in Argentina and Brazil.

Author of the books "Procesos Colectivos" (Astrea, 2007) and "The Scientific Test in the Judicial Process" (Rubinzal Culzoni, 2009), as well as various works published in magazines and collective works of Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Peru , Colombia, Belgium and Russia. Spanish translator of the book "Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation", American Law Institute, 2010 ("Principles of the Law of Collective Processes", UNAM, 2014).
Delegate Rapporteur of the General Advisory Board of the Government of the Province of Buenos Aires. External Consultant of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA). Trial lawyer.


Silvina Ramírez
An attorney with a law degree and doctorate in Law from Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Silvina Ramírez has served as Director of INECIP.

She has engaged in activities, courses and consultancies in NGOs and international cooperation agencies and has worked as a consultant focusing on criminal justice reform, access to justice and the rights of indigenous peoples in public institutions throughout Latin America.

She is an Academic Advisor for the group Legal Access to Land at the Center for Public Policies for Socialism (Gajat/ Ceppas); a member of the INECIP Board of Directors; a founding member of the Association of Indigenous Rights Attorneys; teaches the course “Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights” as part of the International Human Rights Law master’s degree program at the UBA Law School; and teaches “Legal Pluralism” in the master’s degree program in Law at Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires.


Erik Ríos
Chilean. Lawyer of the Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile and Master of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law of the same university. Graduated from the 66th Training Program of the Judicial Academy of Chile. Diploma in Social Management of Neighborhoods of the Department of Sociology of the University of Chile. Training courses for Trainers in Oral Litigation, Levels I and II of the Institute of Comparative Studies in Penal and Social Sciences -INECIP-, Buenos, Argentina.
Course on Evidence in Civil and Criminal Matters before the National Judicial Institute of Canada -NJI-, Victoria, Canada. Course on Design and Planning of Courses Based on Skills for Judges, Lima, Peru, before the National Judicial Institute of Canada -NJI-. Intern at the North Central Metropolitan Regional Prosecutor's Office of Santiago de Chile; from the Drugs Treatment Court and Community Court of Vancouver, Canada; and the Civil Justice System of Hamburg, Lüneberg and Celle, Germany. Member of the drafting team of a preliminary draft of the Unified Procedural Code for Non-Criminal Matters of Ecuador. Pre and postgraduate teacher of Procedural Law, Oral Litigation and Judicial Reforms, in civil and criminal matters, in various countries of the region. He was part of the Process Reforms Program of the Universidad Diego Portales and worked at the Justice Studies Center of the Americas between 2008 and 2013, as a researcher associated with the Area of ​​Studies, Training Assistant and Coordinator of the Training Area.
It has publications and investigations in matters of judicial and prosecutorial management, orality in civil and criminal proceedings, evidence, litigation, resolutions and appeals. He has been an exhibitor in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic and Uruguay. He has served as Judge and Secretary in different courts in Chile, such as Parral Guarantee Court, La Serena Warranty Court, Antofagasta Oral Criminal Trial Court, Diego de Almagro Court of Guarantee, Copiapó and Multiple Competence Court of Caldera.


Leticia Lorenzo
Training Coordinator of the Neuquén Judicial Branch (2013-present)

Leticia Lorenzo, of Argentina, is an attorney who graduated from Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires in 2000 with a focus on criminal law. She speaks English and Spanish. She worked as a Training Coordinator at INECIP from 2011 to 2013 and as JSCA Training Area Coordinator from 2008 to 2011. She also has served as an external consultant for the Vice Presidency of the Republic of Bolivia (2006-2007), consultant for the National Access to Justice Program of Bolivia (2005-2006), Coordinator of the Integrated Justice Center for District 6 El Alto with the Ministry of Justice of Bolivia (2004-June 2005), and a consultant with the Bolivian Criminal Procedure Reform Technical Support Team in the area of regulatory adjustment, institutional reform and training (2001-2004).

She has worked as a Consultant for the Team to Provide Technical Support for Bolivia’s Criminal Procedure Reform in legislative adjustment, institutional reform and training (2001-2004); President of the Center for Research on Justice and Participation (CEJIP, Bolivia, 2003); Coordinator of the INECIP Latin American Program; Assistant in the Paraguayan Public Prosecutor’s Office Strengthening Program; Coordinator of the Comprehensive Professional Support System at INECIP; and a collaborator on information gathering and production of material for the first stage of the Judicial Observatory developed by ICCPG. She has worked as a trainer for JSCA on topics related to criminal procedure reform implementation throughout Latin America and with Peru’s Criminal Procedure Science Institute. She has taught graduate courses at Universidad de Aquin in Bolivia in the criminal procedure law program as well as criminal procedure law at Universidad Técnica de Oruro. Her teaching experience also includes work with Fundación Justicia, Democracia y Solidaridad in Bolivia on litigation techniques and the Bolivian Ministry of Justice Center for Information, Orientation and Citizen Training on topics related to human rights and criminal law.

She is the author of the following publications: Manual de Litigación, Ediciones Didot; Manual de Litigación en Audiencias de Medidas Cautelares, edited by the Ministry of Government of Bolivia with Inter Iuris and the Province of Huelva; La vida cotidiana en las cárceles de Bolivia, study conducted for the Ombudsman of Bolivia, 2003; Las cárceles en Bolivia, Ediciones No Ha Lugar, April 2004; Diagnóstico sobre la Realidad Penitenciaria de Bolivia, Pastoral Penitenciaria de Bolivia, 2001, 2002 and 2003; “Código de Procedimiento Penal y Derechos Humanos” Memoria del Primer Congreso de Derecho Procesal Penal de Oruro, Bolivia, October 2002; and “La justicia penal en América Latina,” Memorias del Encuentro Nacional de la Pastoral Penitenciaria, March 2002.


Elvyn Díaz
Researcher, Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal Science of Guatemala

Elvyn Díaz, of Guatemala, is an attorney with a degree in the Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad de San Carlos. He also completed graduate studies in Criminal Procedure Law at Universidad Rafael Landívar. Díaz served as the private secretary for strategic affairs with the Public Prosecutor’s Office from 2011 to 2014. He has offered presentations at international seminars in Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Mexico, Bolivia, El Salvador, Argentina and South Korea.

Díaz has experience in issues of criminal procedure reform, judicial management, strategic criminal prosecution, reorganization of public prosecutor’s offices, human rights and democratic security. He has worked as a researcher and consultant on issues of criminal justice and democratic security for various international agencies including JSCA, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Washington Office for Latin American Affairs (WOLA), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Union (EU)

 

 

 

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