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october 6, 2017


  • • The Center sponsored and participated in the V Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO), which was held in Willemstad, Curaçao.
  • • “We gained first-hand knowledge of the progress that has been made by justice systems in Caribbean nations as well as their needs. We plan to develop a joint technical cooperation plan,” remarked JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano.

As part of an effort to reconnect with Caribbean nations and learn about the state of their justice systems, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) sponsored and participated in the V Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO) September 28-30 in Willemstad, Curaçao.

July 28, 2017


• The deadline for paper submissions is Thursday, August 24, 2017.
• Authors of selected papers will have the opportunity to travel to Mexico to present their work in September.

Today JSCA opened a regional paper competition for works to be presented at the international seminar “A New Civil Justice for Latin America: Discussions and Proposals,” which will take place September 25-27 in Mexico City. The event is co-sponsored by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Law School and the Ibero-American Procedure Law Institute.


July 28, 2017

JSCA and Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNAR) Law School announce the regional seminar “Towards a Closer and More Efficient Civil Justice,” which will be held Tuesday, August 22 in Rosario, Santa Fe Province. The event will feature experiences with various aspects of civil justice from the provinces of Santa Fe, La Formosa, La Pampa and Mendoza.

The goal of the event is to increase the awareness of judicial operators and legal professionals of the need for comprehensive civil justice reform in Santa Fe and to encourage discussion of the topic.

New York, July 25, 2017

Why is the US experience useful to Latin America? This is the question posed by the first version of the Justice Innovations Program, a joint initiative of JSCA and the Center for Court Innovation, CCI (, which began yesterday in New York.


The training program includes five days of classes and site visits to criminal and civil justice institutions, where participants will learn about the work that they do and will have the opportunity to speak with justice system stakeholders. The progress that has been made with North American models, which have been based on the use of oral procedures and litigation for many years, is meant to serve as an experience that can be adapted to Latin America. The process also may lead to the incorporation of new discussions and courses of action in the region that can strengthen reform processes.

Santiago, July 21, 2017.

As part of the annual professional internships program that the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) holds, the Center welcomes applications for a four-month internship focused on the third version of the Index of Online Judicial Services (ISJL).

The ISJL was created in 2012 by a group of JSCA experts with the support of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in order to obtain data on the offerings and quality of basic online judicial services provided by OAS member states. This methodological proposal and the creation of a ranking of the results by country have positioned the publication as a regional point of reference for the inclusion of minimum services and standards for them on websites associated with judicial offerings.

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