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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

Leonel González, of Argentina, earned a law degree with a focus on Criminal Law from the Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School. He worked at the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences (INECIP) as a coordinator and continues to serve as a researcher at that institution. He is a member of the Argentine Procedure Law Association and a former JSCA intern. He received a scholarship from the Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School Research Secretariat and has taken professional training seminars and courses. Prior to joining JSCA as Training Coordinator in 2015, he worked at the Federal Criminal Cassation Chamber and National Judicial Branch of Argentina.

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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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Eva Rocío Herrera
Research Associate

Originally from Guatemala, she received her law degree from the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala School of Legal and Social Sciences. Over the past six years, she worked and studied with the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences of Guatemala. She participated in the Observatory on Youth Criminal Justice in 2011 as a student and was later hired to work on punitive power and human rights and social conflict management. She has contributed to studies on police abuse of detained women and specifically the risks to indigenous women (2012) and state respect for victims in cases of sexual abuse in Guatemala in 2015. In 2014, she worked on the creation of the new court process management system in the Guatemalan Judicial Branch through the UNDP project on the separation of administrative and jurisdictional functions.

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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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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.





Alberto Binder
Profesor de Derecho Procesal Penal de posgrado en la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Abogado y Doctor en Derecho por esa misma universidad. fundador y presidente del Instituto de Estudios Comparados en Ciencias Penales, INECIP; Miembro de la Asociación Argentina de Derecho Procesal y del Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Procesal. Asesor técnico de los procesos de reforma judicial en Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Venezuela, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, República Dominicana y otros países de América Latina. Es Codirector de la Revista Sistemas Judiciales del Centro de Estudios de Justicia de las Américas, CEJA. Es asesor de organismos de cooperación internacional en temas relacionados con la Reforma Judicial.

Es autor de diverso libros y numerosos artículos sobre reformas penales: “Justicia Penal y Estado de Derecho”; “Iniciación al Proceso Penal Acusatorio”, “Política Criminal; de la Formulación a la Praxis”; “El Incumplimiento de las Formas Procesales”; “Policías Y Ladrones –Una Guía para Discutir el Problema de La Seguridad”, entre otros.

Gonzalo Rua
Argentino. Abogado. Especialista en Derecho Penal por la Universidad de Palermo. Juez Penal en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires desde el año 2003 a la fecha. Fue miembro del Centro de Formación Judicial del Poder Judicial de la CABA, por voto directo de sus pares, como Consejero Académico por el estamento de los Jueces (2008-2012).
Miembro de la Junta Directiva del INECIP. En dicha Institución es Director del Programa de Reformas a los sistemas penales desde el año 2009. Participó por el INECIP, como Coordinador y Asesor en la implementación de la reforma procesal penal en las Provincias de Entre Ríos (2009/2013), Salta (2011), Tucumán (2012/2013) Santiago del Estero (2010/2013) y Río Negro (2012/2016).

Ha participado como consultor y/o capacitador en varios países latinoamericanos. En Nuevo León, México, es coordinador del Convenio de Capacitación con el Poder Judicial de dicho estado y con la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Docente de grado y posgrado en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, desde el año 1996. Docente Titular del Posgrado en la Especialización en Magistratura en la Universidad Nacional de La Matanza (2015). Fue docente titular en la Universidad de Palermo (2003-2006) y en diversas Universidades Extranjeras (Maestría en la Universidad Nacional del Pilar, Paraguay, 2008; Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala, 2009, entre otras).
Participó como consultor y asesor en la redacción de proyectos de leyes orgánicas y reformas al Código Procesal Penal en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y en las Provincias de Catamarca, Santiago del Estero, Neuquén, Entre Ríos y Río Negro. Ex becario del Centro de Estudios Judiciales de las Américas (CEJA) en el Programa de “Formación de Capacitadores para la Reforma Procesal Penal” (2007) y en el Programa “Desafíos y oportunidades en la Valoración de la prueba en los juicios orales acusatorios (2010). Capacitador por el CEJA en Lima, Perú (2011), Panamá (2014), San Pablo, Brasil (2015), Chile (2015), Nicaragua (2016) y en el curso “Programa de Implementación de la Reforma Procesal Penal en Argentina” (2012 a la fecha). Docente por el CEJA en el Programa de Capacitación para jueces, destrezas en la conducción de audiencias (2015/2016).Consultor internacional en la implementación del sistema penal ecuatoriano (USAID, 2011/2012), y en la evaluación de la implementación del Sistema Penal Acusatorio en Panamá (UNODC, 2014/2015) y en la evaluación de la Reforma Procesal Penal en Chile (CEJA, 2016). Coordinador General y docente titular del Programa anual de Posgrado de Actualización en Litigación Penal en la UBA -anual- (2014 a la fecha).

Actualmente es Director del Programa de Capacitación para la Reforma Procesal Penal en Argentina y de la revista Sistemas Judiciales. Codirector, junto con el Dr. Alberto Binder, de la colección "Conceptos fundamentales del sistema acusatorio", Nuevo Léon, México. Coautor del libro “Código Contravencional comentado de la CABA” (2010). Autor de los libros “Contraexamen de Testigos” y "Examen directo de Testigos".

Mauricio Alfredo Duce Julio
Es abogado de la Universidad Diego Portales (1992) y ha sido becario Fulbright en dos ocasiones (años 1998 y 2002) y Beca Presidente de la República (1998), Magíster en Ciencias Jurídicas (J.S.M) de la Universidad de Stanford, EE.UU (1999). Ha realizado visitas de investigación en las universidades de Berkeley, Yale y Wisconsin. Profesor de diversos cursos en el área de la justicia criminal en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Diego Portales y Co- Director Programa de Magíster en Derecho Penal y Procesal Penal de la misma. Ha sido profesor invitado para dictar cursos de Proceso Penal Comparado en las Universidades de Florida, Pacific McGeorge (Sacramento, Estados Unidos), Puerto Rico (Programa de Santiago) y Tel Aviv. Fue asesor del Ministerio de Justicia en materia de la reforma procesal penal desde 1996 hasta el 2000.

Entre los años 1994-1996 fue el secretario del equipo técnico que redactó los proyectos de ley que integran la reforma procesal penal chilena. Es autor de numerosas publicaciones en Chile y en el extranjero sobre justicia criminal, sistema procesal penal chileno, sistema de justicia penal juvenil y nuevas metodologías de enseñanza del derecho. En la actualidad es Profesor Titular de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Diego Portales en donde trabaja desde el año 1992.

Leonardo Moreno
Abogado de la Universidad Diego Portales, Director del Departamento de Derecho Procesal de la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado de Chile y docente de la misma, socio en Estudio Jurídico MM&L. Post titulado en diversas especializaciones relativas a Gerencia Social y Políticas Públicas, Derechos Humanos, Derecho Procesal Penal, Negociación y litigación oral en: la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales; el Centro de Derechos Humanos, de la facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Chile; la Universidad Diego Portales de Chile; La Fundación Chile; the University of the Pacific, Mc George School of Law de Sacramento; la California Western School of Law, de San Diego, California, del National Institute for Trial Advocacy, en la New York School of Law de Nueva York. E.E.U.U., y en Medellín, Colombia. Involucrado desde sus orígenes en la Reforma Procesal Penal chilena participando en los programas de capacitación interinstitucional de los operadores organizados por el Ministerio de Justicia de Chile; se desempeñó como Jefe Nacional del Departamento de Estudios de la Defensoría Penal Pública, hasta que tras ganar un concurso público, fue designado Defensor Regional Metropolitano Norte. Desde este cargo lideró la organización, preparación y operación de la reforma en la capital de Chile. En su calidad de experto se desempeña como académico en distintos post grados de varias universidades chilenas, en la Academia Judicial de Chile, el Instituto de Estudios Judiciales Hernán Correa de la Cerda de Chile y del Centro de Estudios de Justicia para las Américas, CEJA; y como docente invitado del Instituto de Ciencia Procesal Penal de Perú, del Instituto de Estudios Comparados en Ciencias Penales y Sociales, INECIP de Argentina y diversas Universidades y Academias Judiciales extranjeras. Integrante del Consejo del Proyecto Inocente de la Defensoría Penal Pública Chilena. Actualmente se desempeña como docente en derecho procesal civil y penal, y en técnicas de litigación oral en materia Procesal Penal, Laboral y Familiar.

Coautor de los textos: Litigación Estratégica en el Nuevo Proceso Penal; El Modelo Adversarial en Chile, Ponencias sobre su implementación en la reforma procesal penal. Autor del libro Teoría del Caso; y del módulo La Teoría del Caso y las Técnicas de Litigación Oral, del Ministerio Público de Perú, entre otras publicaciones.

Norbert Lösing
Alemán. Abogado. Licenciado en Derecho por la Universidad de Bayreuth. Doctor en Derecho por la Universidad de Bonn. Trabajó en la cooperación internacional alemana y ejerció como director del programa de Fomento del Estado de Derecho en América Latina de la Fundación Konrad-Adenauer desde 1992 hasta 1997. Fue docente en la Universidad de Heidelberg desde 1997 hasta el año 2000. Desde 1999 ejerce como abogado litigante en el estudio de abogados Sieper & Lösing de Lüneburg, Alemania. Tiene postragados de la Academia de Abogados en Derecho Penal y Propiedad Intelectual. Desde 2016 es juez honorario del Colegio de Abogados de Celle, Alemania.

Su especialidad es el derecho procesal, materia en la cual ha escrito un libro y numerosos artículos.

Lilian San Martín
Chilena. Abogada. Licenciada Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales por la Universidad de Concepción. Magister en “Sistema Giuridico Romanistica E Unificazione Del Diritto: Esperienza Europea E Latinoamericana a Confronto (con Particolare Attenzione All’unificazione del Diritto dei Contratti)”, por la Universidad de Roma “Tor Vergata”, programa organizado por la Red Omnem del Programa ALFA de la Unión Europea, en conjunto con el Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos de la Universidad de “Tor Vergata”. Doctor en Sistema Jurídico Romanista por la Universidad de Roma “Tor Vergata”.

Formó parte del equipo de la defensa chilena ante el tribunal de La Haya en el diferendo marítimo Perú v. Chile. Trabajó en el estudio jurídico Barros Letelier y González. Trabaja en la Universidad Alberto Hurtado como profesora de Derecho civil desde el año 2011. El año 2014 asumió como profesora de Jornada y desde enero de 2015 es la directora del departamento de Derecho privado. Ha participado en Proyectos de investigación financiados por CONICYT, destacando su participación como investigador asociado en el proyecto “Estudios Histórico-Dogmáticos de Derecho Patrimonial Privado: una mirada a los artículos de los Libros II y IV del Código Civil de Chile” (CONICYT SOC 1111), y su carácter de investigador responsable del proyecto Fondecyt Iniciación “La culpa de la víctima como causa exclusiva o concurrente del daño” (Nº 11140246).

Es miembro del Grupo para la Armonización del Derecho en América Latina (GADAL - en cual participa activamente como relatora del equipo chileno.

Sus especialidades son Derecho de las obligaciones, responsabilidad civil y contratos. Derecho privado romano y Derecho comparado. Tiene numerosas publicaciones en dichas áreas temáticas, entre las cuales destaca el libro “La carga del perjudicado de evitar o mitigar el daño”, publicado por la Universidad Externado de Colombia (2012). Es experta en el método histórico-comparado como metodología de investigación jurídica.

José Alberto Revilla González
Doctor en Derecho por la Carlos III Madrid. Profesor Titular de Derecho Procesal de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Ha sido Vicedecano de la Facultad de Derecho y Subdirector del Departamento de Derecho Privado, Social y Económico de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Profesor invitado para impartir cursos de postgrado en la Universidad Gabriel René Moreno (Bolivia), Universidad Centroamericana “José Simeón Cañas” (El Salvador), Universidad del Itsmo (Guatemala) y Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras. Igualmente, ha impartido cursos y conferencias en la Universidad de La Habana (Cuba), Montevideo (Uruguay), Universidad de Aquino (Bolivia)
Urbino (Italia), y Uniwersytet Wroclawski (Wroclaw- Polonia).

Director del proyecto “La transformación de la justicia civil en Iberoamérica: contenidos y desafíos”, convocado por el Centro de Estudios de América Latina (CEAL) de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Autor de varias publicaciones (monografías, libros colectivos, artículos doctrinales, ponencias, comunicaciones) en el ámbito del proceso civil, proceso penal y medios alternativos de solución de conflictos.

Pertenece al Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid, es miembro del Instituto Universitario Alonso Martínez de Justicia y Litigación, del Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Procesal y de la International Association of Procedural Law. Ha realizado estancias de investigación en las universidades de Ferrara (Italia), Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo” (Italia), Pantheon -Sorbonne Paris I (Francia), Real Colegio Complutense de Harvard, Harvard University (EEUU).

Francisco Verbic
Abogado (UNLP, 2001). Magíster en Estudios de Derecho Internacional (NYU - Becario Fulbright Master). Especialista en Derecho Civil (UNLP). Especialista en Derecho Procesal Profundizado (UNA).

Profesor Adjunto Ordinario por concurso, Derecho Procesal II, Cátedra III, Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales de la UNLP. Secretario Académico de la Maestría en Derecho Procesal, Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales de la UNLP y Profesor Titular de la asignatura “Litigios Complejos, Procesos Colectivos y Acciones de Clase” en dicha carrera de postgrado. Profesor Invitado en diversas carreras de postgrado en Argentina y Brasil.

Autor de los libros “Procesos Colectivos” (Astrea, 2007) y “La Prueba Científica en el Proceso Judicial” (Rubinzal Culzoni, 2009), así como de diversos trabajos publicados en revistas y obras colectivas de Argentina, Brasil, Costa Rica, Perú, Colombia, Bélgica y Rusia. Traductor al español del libro “Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation”, American Law Institute, 2010 (“Principios del Derecho de los Procesos Colectivos”, UNAM, 2014).
Relator Delegado de la Asesoría General de Gobierno de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Consultor Externo del Centro de Estudios de Justicia de las Américas (CEJA). Abogado litigante.

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
Chileno. Abogado de la Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile y Magíster en Derecho Penal y Derecho Procesal Penal de la misma universidad. Egresado del 66° Programa de Formación de la Academia Judicial de Chile. Diplomado en Gestión Social de Barrios del Departamento de Sociología de la Universidad de Chile. Cursos de Formación de Capacitadores en Litigación Oral, Niveles I y II del Instituto de Estudios Comparados en Ciencias Penales y Sociales -INECIP-, Buenos, Argentina.
Curso sobre Evidencia en Materias Civiles y Penales ante el National Judicial Institute of Canada -NJI-, Victoria, Canadá. Curso de Diseño y Planificación de Cursos Basados en Habilidades para Jueces, Lima, Perú, ante el National Judicial Institute of Canada -NJI-. Pasante en la Fiscalía Regional Metropolitana Centro Norte de Santiago de Chile; de la Drugs Treatment Court y Community Court de Vancouver, Canadá; y del Sistema de Justicia Civil de Hamburgo, Lüneberg y Celle, Alemania. Integrante del equipo redactor de un anteproyecto de Código Procesal Unificado para Materias No Penales de Ecuador. Docente de pre y posgrado de Derecho Procesal, Litigación Oral y Reformas Judiciales, en materias civiles y penales, en diversos países de la región. Formó parte del Programa de Reformas Procesales de la Universidad Diego Portales y trabajó en el Centro de Estudios de Justicia de las Américas entre 2008 y 2013, en calidad de investigador asociado al Área de Estudios, Asistente de Capacitación y Coordinador del Área de Capacitación.
Cuenta con publicaciones e investigaciones en materias de gestión judicial y de fiscalías, oralidad en procesos civiles y penales, prueba, litigación, resoluciones y recursos. Ha sido expositor en Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, México, Perú, República Dominicana y Uruguay. Ha desempeñado la función de Juez y Secretario en distintos tribunales de Chile, como Juzgado de Garantía de Parral, Juzgado de Garantía de La Serena, Tribunal de Juicio Oral en lo Penal de Antofagasta, Juzgado de Garantía de Diego de Almagro, Juzgado de Garantía de Copiapó y Juzgado de Competencia Múltiple de 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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