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Santiago, November 29


Over the course of this year, JSCA has developed a set of activities in Brazil that are meant to strengthen and deepen connections in order to promote and broaden the discussion of the need for criminal procedure reform in that nation.

In order to learn more about the work of an adversarial criminal justice system from a practical perspective and based on Chile’s experience, professionals from the Goias state prosecution services participated in training program in Santiago de Chile. The three-day program was offered by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), which has developed a series of initiatives in Brazil in order to strengthen and deepen connections and promote and expand the discussion of the need for criminal procedure reform in that country.

Santiago, November 24, 2017

The second version of the Inter-American Training Program on Civil Justice Reform offered by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) ended today. Participants were encouraged to design and propose activities that replicate the lessons learned in their home communities so that they can share the knowledge that they acquired. The international agency hopes to extend its network of knowledge through local activities so that changes to civil justice are promoted in countries throughout Latin America.


November 10, 2017


  • Opinion Column by Executive Director Jaime Arellano in Semanario Búsqueda, Uruguay

Uruguay’s new criminal justice system was implemented on November 1. The country has thus joined the group of Latin American nations that have been moving towards adversarial models based on the use of oral procedures and hearings since the 1990s.

November 2, 2017

In the context of the project “Improving access to civil justice in Latin America and the Caribbean”, funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) is accepting proposals for the second round of a research internship program at Osgoode Hall Law School (York University, Toronto, Canada) to be held from Monday 5th to Friday 16th, March 2018 (two full weeks). Two interns will be selected.

JSCA and INECIP invite NGOs from the region to join the Network and contribute to upcoming editions of the newsletter. Interested parties may submit news pieces to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

July 24, 2017

NGOs in the region that work on topics linked to justice now have a virtual newsletter in which to share information on reforms in their countries, their activities and ongoing projects. The goal of the newsletter is to provide a regular space in which to share information on justice in the countries of the region that may be of use for day to day work in this field. The initiative is the first outcome of the relaunch of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for the Democratization of Justice, which was created during the international meeting “The Civil Society Agenda in Judicial Reform Processes in Latin America,” which JSCA organized last October.

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