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Toronto, March 7, 2018

      • The attorneys will conduct research on jurisdictional activity for supporting children’s right to family wellbeing and access to justice and sentence execution.
      • The research will be published by JSCA.

Patricia Gutiérrez of Argentina and Eugenia Fuenzalida of Chile were selected to complete an internship at York University’s Osgoode Law School in Canada. They began their two weeks of training and research activities last Monday.


In addition to the training program, an inter-institutional coordination entity was created. It includes representatives of regional justice agencies and will monitor the pilot plan to improve court management in Cochabamba.

The training activity focused on strengthening knowledge and practices for the proper development of an oral justice system. The goal of good court management is for the final stage- the hearing- to be held promptly and based on quality information so that judges can impart justice in a timely, informed manner.


February 1, 2018

They were chosen from 50 applicants from countries around the region.

The two judges took part in the open call organized by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and York University’s Osgoode Law School in Toronto. The internships will take place March 5-16.

The activity is part of the project “Improving Access to Civil Justice in Latin America,” which JSCA is executing with the technical and financial support of Global Affairs Canada. The final goal is to increase the access of men and women in Latin America and the Caribbean to more equitable and efficient civil justice. JSCA is developing a set of activities to be deployed in the region that includes research, training and exchange programs.

Santiago, January 30, 2018


In an effort to make a technical contribution to discussions around Chile’s criminal justice situation, Supreme Court Chief Justice Haroldo Brito received the first evaluation ten years after the national implementation of Chile’s reform conducted by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) at the request of the Chilean Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano presented the publication, “Challenges of Criminal Procedure Reform in Chile: A Retrospective Analysis After More Than a Decade,” to the Chief Justice of the country’s highest court.

Washington D.C., January 26, 2018

The third version of the Oral Criminal Litigation Certificate Program offered by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), Washington College of Law at American University (AUWCL) and the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH) Law School ended today. A total of 59 students participated including attorneys, prosecutors, public defenders and judges from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Panama and Mexico, all of whom had the opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge in order to perform better in oral criminal justice systems.

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