The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) visited Chile’s Ministry of Justice and Human Rights and met with the minister Luis Cordero Vega to discuss opportunities for collaboration within the framework of the minister’s new administration.

The meeting addressed the problem of organized crime in Chile and the challenges faced by the State in terms of criminal prosecution and punishment of complex criminal networks.

JSCA highlighted its experience in this area and emphasized that its is a priority area of work for the institution. In addition, JSCA stated that based on the lessons learned in this area at the regional level, it will be able to contribute to the work that the Chilean Ministry of Justice and Human Rights is carrying out with respect to the implementation of new regulations to address complex criminality.

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) is an intergovernmental body of the Inter-American System with technical and operational autonomy, created by the OAS General Assembly in 1999, whose mission is to support the processes of reform and modernization of the systems justice in the Americas.

JSCA provides technical assistance to governments, judiciaries, public ministries and other justice institutions; prepares technical studies and generates empirical evidence; facilitates cooperation processes at the regional level; and provides specialized training to justice policymakers and operators in the countries of the Americas.