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JSCA and Judicial Branch Present Two Manuals


Santiago, September 25, 2018


The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and Costa Rica’s Judicial Branch have presented two new publications, a Litigation Manual for Oral Hearings in Costa Rica’s New Civil Justice System for attorneys and an Oral Hearing Management Manual for Costa Rica’s New Civil Justice System for judges. The effort enjoyed the financial support of Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

The launch of the manuals was sponsored by the Costa Rica Bar Association and was organized by the country’s Judicial Academy and Judicial Branch Civil Jurisdiction Commission.

Santiago, September 12, 2018

In the context of the annual professional internship program that the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) develops, the Center is now accepting applications for a six-month internship conducting the eleventh version of the project “Index of Online Accessibility of Judicial Information” (IAcc).

The IAcc was created in 2004 by JSCA experts with the goal of creating a comparative database on information that should be accessible to the public on Judicial Branch and Public Prosecutor’s Office websites in OAS member states. This methodological proposal, the publication of a ranking of the results by country and the reach of the previous versions has positioned the publication as a regional reference for the inclusion of content on institutional websites. JSCA’s goal is to reaffirm its mission of generating greater connectivity among the judicial systems of the 34 OAS member states by promoting the use of new information technologies in the public sector.


SANTIAGO, August 7, 2018.


The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) has selected 15 papers for the first phase of the “International Paper Competition on Evidentiary Activity in Oral Systems.” A total of 63 papers were submitted (34 written by men and 29 by women) from 14 Latin American nations.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted a paper and congratulate the authors whose works have been pre-selected for presentation.

Santiago, July 26, 201


The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), Supreme Court of Chile and Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Chile organized a seminar to present the study “Challenges of Criminal Procedure Reform in Chile: A Retrospective Analysis after Over a Decade.” The event was held Wednesday, July 25 in the Salon of Honor of the Santiago Courts of Justice.

The study was presented by JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano

July 20, 201.


The government of Mendoza, Supreme Court of the Province of Mendoza, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences (INECIP) are organizing an international seminar entitled “Trial by Jury in Mendoza.” The event will be held Tuesday, August 7 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mendoza Judicial Branch, which is located at Av. España 480.

The inaugural ceremony will include addresses by Alfredo Cornejo, the Governor of Mendoza; Jorge Nanclares, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Mendoza; José Valerio, President of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Mendoza; JSCA Training Director Leonel González; and Senator Anabel Fernández Sagasti, who represents the Province of Mendoza.


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