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April 26, 2017


“Challenging the Inquisition: Ideas and Proposals for Criminal Procedure Reform in Brazil” is the title of a new Portuguese-language publication that presents reflections written by law professionals on aspects to be considered and discussed for criminal procedure reform in Brazil, the only Latin American nation that maintains an inquisitorial criminal justice system.

In the book’s introduction, JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano explains that Brazil’s bill for a new criminal procedure code has been under consideration by Congress since 2009. “Many of the changes that have been made in the area of criminal justice thus far are specific and reinforce inquisitorial and repressive aspects of the current system. This makes the criminal procedure code archaic and out of step with the democratic constitutional tenets of the Political Charter of 1988.”


April 21, 2017


The Justice Studies Center of the Americas, JSCA, has launched a series of activities in Brazil in order to strengthen and deepen ties and promote and expand the discussion of the need for a criminal procedure reform in that nation. Brazil’s current Criminal Procedure Code has been in place since 1941. It is the only Latin American nation that has an inquisitorial criminal justice system rather than an adversarial one.

JSCA’s schedule for 2017 includes a Brazilian Program on Criminal Procedure Reform which will include a regional phase and an international phase. The former will consist of training programs in the states of Bahía and Río Grande del Sur. The latter will be conducted in Santiago de Chile. In addition, the Center will publish a collection of reflections and proposals by Brazilian criminal procedure reform experts.

 

Washington, April 21, 2017


JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano presented the 2016 Annual Report, 2017 Plan of Action and 2017-2021 Strategic Plan to the Commission on Juridical and Political Affairs (CAJP) of the OAS at the institution’s Washington headquarters.


Following the presentation, which was attended by Commission President and former Ambassador of Canada Jennifer May Loten and OAS delegations, the CAJP congratulated Arellano and his team on their work.

 

Santiago, April 18, 2017



*Chile, Guatemala, Paraguay, Costa Rica and Colombia lead the global index in this tenth version of the publication.


The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) has published the results of the tenth version of the Index of Online Access to Judicial Information (IAcc). Since 2004, the Center has used this tool to measure and compare the level of access to judicial information that is obtained through the websites of the judicial branches and public prosecutor’s offices of the 34 member states of the Organization of American States (OAS).

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Santiago, April 18, 2017


* Chile, Guatemala, Paraguay, Costa Rica and Colombia lead the global index in this tenth version of the publication.


The results of the tenth version of the Index of Online Access to Judicial Information (IAcc) have been published. The tool has been used since 2004 to measure and compare the level of access to judicial information available to the public through the websites of the region’s public prosecutor’s offices and judicial branches. JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano stated that the goal of the work is to promote the ongoing improvement of and healthy competition among these institutions in the Americas in order to try to be increasingly transparent.

The publication was launched at the Supreme Court of Chile. Arellano presented a copy to Chief Justice Hugo Dolmestch in view of the fact that Chile leads the rankings in the area of judicial branches followed by Peru, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Paraguay.

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