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Santiago, October 28 2019


The V Training Program for Judges on Criminal Hearing Management organized by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) was held October 21-25. It was attended by judges from eight countries in the region: Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.



Santiago, september 30, 2019

1.       Introduction and policy description
In 2018, JSCA approved its Gender Equality Policy, the goal of which is to increase gender equality in the justice systems of the region. To that end, we have adopted a dual strategy that is based, on the one hand, on mainstreaming gender which, following the Beijing Conference, can be understood as “an active and visible policy of incorporation of the gender perspective into the monitoring and evaluation of all programs and policies.” This dual strategy is also composed of specific policies for equality that include positive actions and positive discrimination designed to correct the discrimination caused by the social system or social practices.



September 28, 2019

On International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Day, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) affirms the importance of recognizing and protecting these rights in every country in the Americas without exception. We believe that the violation of these rights affects individuals’ dignity and health, particularly that of all women who face restrictions on access to information and the full exercise of their freedoms. This is a day for making statements about and reflecting on our justice systems and their legislation and practices. It is also a day for remembering that our work must be based on efforts to promote a more just region in order to benefit all people.

We at JSCA form part of the commitment made by the countries and agencies of the international community. This text highlights the main legal frameworks and instruments.

Santiago, September 10 2019.

As part of the process of supporting the modernization of the justice systems of the region, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) organized a visit for a delegation of officials from Haiti to Santiago de Chile. The purpose of the visit was allow them to learn about the criminal justice system, Judicial Branch and its Administrative Corporation, Public Prosecutor’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, Justice Commissions of both chambers of Congress and the Chilean Bar Association.

September 2, 2019

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) invites anyone from the region who is interested to participate in the fourth edition of the research internship program at Osgoode Law School, York University (Canada). This competition is part of the project “Improving Access to Civil Justice in Latin America” and is funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC).


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