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July 30, 2019

Human trafficking is a crime that happens around the world. It is an international problem, and impacts many countries at the national level as well. Due to the large number of trafficking victims, the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children (henceforth, the Protocol) went into effect in 2003 to supplement the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

One of the most important aspects of the Protocol was the adoption of the concept of trafficking in persons, as it had not been clearly defined. However, this continues to be a problem in many countries when it comes to passing legislation.

Santiago, July 11, 2019


The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) is organizing the international seminar Case Management as a Mechanism for Ensuring Flexibility and Efficiency in the Judicial Process with the support of Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The event is directed at academics, judicial officials, administrative staff, law students and other interested parties. It will be held Tuesday, August 6 at 9 a.m. at Hotel Cumbres Lastarria in Santiago, Chile.

Santiago, July 9, 2019

In 2018, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) unveiled its Gender Equality Policy, the most important and in-depth institutional innovation to be introduced over the past few years. The Center also made a commitment to engage in balanced hiring practices.


Santiago, June 252019.

World Sexual Diversity Day and International LGBTI+ Pride Day are celebrated on June 25 and 28, respectively, reminding everyone of the need to continue to support the fight for recognition of basic human rights for the LGBTI+ community.  

International LGBTI+ Pride Day began to be celebrated after the Stonewall riots that took place on June 28, 1969. These were not the first protests or confrontations between the police and the LGBTI+ community, but they have become a symbol of growing awareness and confidence that paved the way for the fight for equality and non-discrimination.


Buenos Aires, June 212019

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) held the XXXVII Meeting of its Board of Directors in Buenos Aires at San Martín Palace on Friday, June 21. It was attended by Argentina’s Ministry of Justice and Human Rights Cabinet Chief, Martín Casares; Undersecretary of Justice and Criminal Policy Juan José Benítez; and Justice 2020 Program Coordinator Héctor Chayer, who welcomed the Board members who attended the bi-annual meeting.   



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