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Washington, March 28, 2018

 

In addition to congratulating the Executive Director on the work that JSCA does in the region, those present agreed to hold a meeting with all of the missions so that Arellano can present and discuss specific issues related to the international agency in greater depth.
•    JSCA must appoint new members to its Board during the 48th OAS General Assembly. The Executive Director invited the member states to submit the names of female candidates during the next OAS General Assembly.


With an invitation to OAS member states to submit the names of female candidates for the JSCA Board of Directors, the Center’s Executive Director, Jaime Arellano, presented the annual report to the OAS Commission on Juridical and Political Affairs (CAJP).

The representatives of the Missions to the OAS congratulated Arellano on the work that the Center does and the clear impact that it is having on justice systems. They also recognized JSCA for approving and implementing its Gender Equality Policy.


The representatives of the Missions to the OAS congratulated Arellano on the work that the Center does and the clear impact that it is having on justice systems. They also recognized JSCA for approving and implementing its Gender Equality Policy.


Commission President Hugo Cayrús, who is also the Ambassador of Uruguay, asked the Executive Director to offer a presentation and participate in a longer conversation with all of the missions in June in order to learn more about the topics that are of interest to the attendees.

JSCA must replace two members of its Board of Directors during the 48th OAS General Assembly. The Board is responsible for supervising the work of JSCA’s leadership, approving plans of action, the related budget, and annual reports. It is currently comprised of six men and one woman: Manuel Montecino, President (El Salvador); Daniel Petrone, Vice-president (Argentina) Leonidas Rosa (Honduras); Douglass Cassel (United States); George Thomson; (Canada); Alexis Mera (Ecuador); and Margarita de Hegedus (Uruguay).


Executive Director Jaime Arellano invited member states to submit the names of female candidates to JSCA’s Board of Directors at the next General Assembly, following Uruguay’s example.


According to the Regulations of the OAS Permanent Council, agencies like JSCA must submit an annual report on the prior year before the beginning of the period of ordinary sessions of the OAS General Assembly.


During his visit to Washington for the CAJP session, Arellano also met with the missions of Canada, the US and Chile.

 

 

 

 

 

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