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Santiago de Chile, 17 January 2019

Two new members of the Board of Directors of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) recently began their first term (2019-2021). They are Jenny Murphy (United States) and Patricia Pérez (Chile). Both were elected during the 48th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C. 

This election is particularly significant in the context of JSCA’s Gender Equality Policy, the most important institutional change to occur over the past few years. JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano stated: “We at JSCA believe that in order to fulfill our mission and goals in an effective, comprehensive and equitable fashion, , the gender perspective must be incorporated into the Center’s organizational culture and all of its institutional work. This includes our staffing, processes, activities and the development of our research, projects and training programs.”

December 17, 2018

As part of the project “Improving Access to Civil Justice in Latin America” financed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) selected two attorneys to take part in the third year of research internships at Osgoode Law School (York University, Toronto, Canada), which will run Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 15, 2019.

The interns will be Amanda Gutiérrez of Argentina, who submitted a research proposal entitled “The family rights of detained persons in Argentina,” and Larissa Pochmann da Silva of Brazil, who submitted a research proposal on “Transnational class actions.”

December 12, 2018

On December 10 and 11, JSCA Research and Projects Director Marco Fandiño and research attorney Matías Sucunza participated in two meetings with the Inter-Branch Commission for Procedure Reform of Civil and Commercial, Family, Labor and Contentious-Administrative Justice in Chubut Province, Argentina.

During the visit, they also met with Dr. Mario Vivas, the Vice President of the Superior Court for Chubut Province and President of the Inter-Branch Commission, who reiterated his commitment to completing the commission’s term with a General Procedure Code bill for Chubut.

December 10, 2018

The XXXVI Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) took place on December 7 in Santiago de Chile. The meeting was attended by Manuel Montecino (President, El Salvador), Daniel Petrone (Vice President, Argentina), Douglass Cassel (United States), George Thomson (Canada), Margarita de Hegedus (Uruguay) and Alexis Mera (Ecuador).

During the meeting, new Board leaders were elected for 2019 and 2020. Their term begins on January 1, 2019. Daniel Petrone of Argentina was elected President and George Thomson of Canada was elected Vice President.

Mendoza, December 6, 2018

The National Judicial Offices Institute is a non-profit civil association that brings together all civil and criminal judicial offices in Argentina. It was created at the end of the II National Meeting of Judicial Offices, which was held in Mendoza Province and organized by the Mendoza Province government, the Supreme Court, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office and the Collegiate Criminal Chamber of the Mendoza Province Supreme Court. The event was co-organized by the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences, the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, and the Mendoza Province Magistrates’ Association and Bar Association (First District).


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