In an effort to further strengthen a productive alliance and deploy a full plan of action in the country in 2021, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the Brazil’s National Justice Council (CNJ) have signed an important technical cooperation agreement. The document was signed by CNJ President Minister Luiz Fux and JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano at a ceremony before the full membership of the Brazilian government institution.

During the ceremony, Arellano highlighted the importance of exchanging experiences from various countries in order to improve the region’s justice systems, highlighting Brazil’s 2015 Civil Procedure Code and the impact that it can have on discussions on this topic that are taking place in other countries in the region.

“This innovative reform incorporates key elements for the improvement of civil justice systems such as judicial precedents, alternative dispute resolution methods, collective processes, judicial management and case management,” Arellano stated.

For his part, JSCA Training Area Director Leonel González stated that, “This new agreement will strengthen reciprocal technical and academic cooperation and collaboration between the two institutions, opening up important spaces for discussion.”

JSCA has had an active presence in Brazil thanks to the general cooperation agreement that the two institutions signed in 2010 and renewed in 2015. The recently signed agreement strengthens the connection between JSCA and Brazil. Its initial work in the country was conducted in states such as Paraná, Bahía, São Paulo and Río Grande du Sul.