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January 28, 2019.

JSCA and the DIRAJus program of the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) will carry out a study with an empirical foundation that will allow experts to understand how the recognition of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) operates in countries that are signatories to the Protocol of San Salvador and others in Latin America. 

Who is the call oriented towards?
The call is open to any individual, group, legal clinic, institution or organization that actively promotes and defends ESCR in Latin America and the Caribbean. There are no limitations in regard to disciplines. On the contrary, special attention will be paid to cross-cutting, interdisciplinary and critical approaches.


January 24, 2019.

On December 12, 2018, the National Court of Justice of Peru approved the creation and implementation of the Corporate Civil Oral Litigation Module for the Superior Court of Arequipa through Administrative Resolution No. 312-2018-CE-PJ.

As the resolution notes, the approved project is the result of the technical assistance provided by JSCA to Peru’s Judicial Branch in 2018. This work was done with Interim Supreme Court Justice Ramiro Bustamante Zegarra, the Commission responsible for the execution and supervision of the “Pilot Project to Modernize the Judicial Office in the Civil Courts” and its President, Dr. Héctor Lama More, and the Superior Courts of Arequipa and Lima.


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.


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