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Toronto, March 7, 2017

The winners were selected from a pool of 81 applicants from 22 countries in the region.

The four attorneys who won the scholarships to take part in an internship at the York University Osgoode School of Law in Canada recently started their two-week training and research program. Kamla Jo Braithwaite and Shoshanna Vida Lall of Trinidad and Tobago and Carolina Ahumada and Fernando Kosovsky of Argentina were received by Vice Deans Carys Craig (Research and Institutional Relations) and Benjamin L. Berger (Students).

Santiago, March 9, 2017

JSCA held a workshop to validate the Civil Mediation Manual that it is developing with Spanish consultant Helena Soleto Muñoz, who holds a doctorate in law and is an attorney and mediator.

The goal of the activity was to receive observations and recommendations about the manual, which will serve as material for the civil justice training initiatives that JSCA is developing in the context of the project “Improving Access to Civil Justice in Latin America,” which the Center is executing with the support of Global Affairs Canada. 

March 3,  2017

The competition is open to undergraduate students of law at any school in Chile. The topic of this year’s competition is “Superior Courts and Non-Criminal Procedure Reforms.”

The initiative was inspired by the International Procedure Law Seedbed Competition that is held annually by the Colombian Procedure Law Institute. The local version is organized by the Universidad Diego Portales Law School and the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) with the support of Thomson Reuters. JSCA is an OAS agency that specializes in judicial system modernization.

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas, an international agency created by the inter-American system that focuses on providing support for justice system modernization processes in the region, announces that it has opened one position for a full-time researcher.

February 23, 2017

 JSCA and the U.S. organization Chemonics ( will support the improvement of Haiti’s justice system over the course of the next five years according to a cooperation agreement signed by the two agencies. As a first step of this process, JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano and researcher Benjamín Sepúlveda visited the city of Port au Prince during the first week of February to meet with Haitian justice system stakeholders.


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