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Santiago, May 22, 2017


The Justice Studies Center of the Americas, JSCA, is organizing a regional competition to report on successful experiences related to civil justice reform processes in the Americas. This year the competition will be focused on civil judicial management issues.

The authors of the selected papers will be invited to present their work during the Judicial Management Seminar to be held during the second half of this year (location and dates to be determined). JSCA will cover their travel and lodging expenses and will provide them with a stipend to cover related costs.

Tucumán, May 19, 2017


The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) offered recommendations for a civil justice reform in the province of Tucumán (Argentina) to the Inter-Branch Commission, which was formed to study civil and commercial procedure code changes for the province. The technical report was presented by JSCA Research and Projects Coordinator Marco Fandiño and JSCA researcher Consuelo Ghisolfo to the commission, which was presided over by legislator Marcelo Caponio.


Each member of the body –which is composed of representatives of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches as well as the province’s three universities, two bar associations, and members of the Tucumán Economic Sciences School alumni group- received the document.

Rosario, May 11, 2017


The first on site phase of the sixth version of the Argentine Training Program on Criminal Procedure Reform has come to an end. This initial section, which lasted for four days, was held by JSCA and the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences (INECIP). A total of 50 legal professionals participated in the course, including members of the courts and public defender’s offices and attorneys in private practice from provinces throughout Argentina.

May 8, 2017


This research is based on the study on best practices in the training of judges and prosecutors published by the European Judicial Academies Network in 2014. The findings identified three levels of practices in European Union (EU) judicial academies: promising practices (experimental and with potential but little empirical information), good practices (effective and with a degree of impact measurement and some potential for replicability) and best practices (those with the highest level of effectiveness). The European study compiled 147 practices from 23 judicial academies, which allowed it to cross-reference the data, foster inter-institutional cooperation in the region, and encourage the development of recommendations based on the study.

May 3, 2017


The objective of the publication is to begin to build a Latin American acquis in this area, contributing to the discussion of what may be a future agenda of work on the right to access to justice.


JSCA and the German Cooperation Agency for Development (GIZ) presented a publication that contains ten studies developed by teams in eight Latin American nations. The collection contributes to the discussion of the right to access to justice in Latin America and the creation of a Latin American acquis on this topic.

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