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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).

December 6, 2018

JSCA researchers share their experiences in the context of a 16-day campaign of activism against gender violence.


November 30, 2018

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organized the first stage of the Litigation Program for Argentina’s Federal Procedure Reform in Salta. The program ran November 26 through November 29.

The program faculty included Ximena Chong, the Assistant Chief Prosecutor in the High Complexity Crimes Office for the Center-North Metropolitan Region Prosecutor’s Office; Andrea Quintero, an attorney from the Research Unit in the Metropolitan North Regional Public Defender’s Office; and the Honorable Verónica Sepúlveda, who serves on the 13th Guarantee Court of Santiago de Chile. The training team also included JSCA researchers Laura Cora and Juan José Martínez.

November 16, 2018

The Justice Studies  Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the Fundación Konrad Adenaur (KAS) Rule of Law for Latin America Program presented the publication “Adversarial Criminal Justice in Latin America: Towards Management of Conflict and the Strength of Law” in Panama City. The Spanish-language book contains 19 country reports which cover Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Venezuela, among others. Follow this link to download the publication.

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