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In the context of the project Dialogue on the legal protection of the rights to health, education, work, social security and a healthy environment in Latin American and Caribbean countries coordinated by JSCA and the DIRAJUS project, which is funded by the German Cooperation Agency GIZ, the main findings of the publication of the same name were presented. The text includes 19 articles selected from a total of 70 submissions received from researchers throughout the region.

In Volume II of the collection Comparative studies on civil justice reforms, the authors address the experiences of civil judicial reform in Australia and the Canadian province of Quebec. The first volume in the series focused on the experiences of Germany, Spain and Uruguay.


This publication is composed of four reports. The first is a cross-cutting analysis by JSCA Research and Projects Director Marco Fandiño entitled “Proportionality and comprehensiveness of civil justice as foundations for improving access to justice.” In the article, Fandiño analyzes two topics that have been very inspiring in the experiences of Australia and Quebec, namely civil procedure flexibility and its adaptability to the nature of the conflict and the integration of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The report on civil procedure reform in Australia was written by Jill Howieson of the University of Western Australia. Dr. Howieson focuses on two major areas of the civil justice system: case management and alternative dispute resolution. The report on civil procedure reform in Quebec was authored by Catherine Piché and Pierre Noreau of the University of Montreal. The authors provide a broad, multidimensional analysis of the enormous cultural transformation that was ushered in by the Civil Procedure Code that was introduced in 2014.

Santiago de Chile, November 15, 2019

On Friday, November 15, 2019, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) will celebrate its 20th anniversary. JSCA was created in 1999 by resolution of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) at the recommendation of the Meeting of Ministers of Justice or other Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas (REMJA).

November 12, 2019

The Certificate Program on Litigation and Evidence in Civil Procedure will be offered at Argentina’s Universidad Nacional de La Pampa School of Economic and Legal Sciences beginning in 2020.

The program was developed as a result of the agreement signed by the administration of UNLPam and JSCA. It is designed to give attorneys the skills that they need to meet the litigation demands of an oral procedure model.

November 4, 2019


In the context of the project “Improving Access to Civil Justice in Latin America” financed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) has selected two attorneys for the fourth edition of the research internship at Osgoode Law School (York University, Toronto, Canada), to be held March 2-13, 2020.

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