“On August 1st and 2nd, 2023, Gherman Welsch Chahúan, Director of Studies at CEJA, visited the city of Asunción in Paraguay in order to take part in the International Congress ‘Penitentiary Reform: Priority Agendas for Sociolabor Reintegration’ and engage in working meetings with justice authorities and civil society representatives of the mentioned country.”

The central theme of the visit was to engage in dialogue about penitentiary reform in Paraguay. During the Congress organized by the European Union in Paraguay, the Ministry of Justice, and the Center for Judicial Studies (CEJ), Gherman Welsch delivered a presentation titled ‘Experiences and Lessons from Penitentiary Reforms in the Region and Applied Models for the Labor Inclusion of Persons Deprived of Liberty.’

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Furthermore, the Director of Studies at CEJA held meetings with Paraguay’s Deputy Minister of Criminal Policy, Letizia Sanabria, and the upcoming Deputy Minister, Rodrigo Nicora, to discuss the priority agenda in penitentiary matters within the country. These meetings were organized by the CEJ.

CEJA reaffirms its commitment to continue working on penitentiary reform in the Americas alongside justice institutions and civil society.

The Center for Judicial Studies of the Americas (JSCA) is an intergovernmental entity within the Inter-American System, with technical and operational autonomy. It was established by the General Assembly of the OAS in 1999, with a mission to support the processes of reform and modernization of justice systems in the Americas.

CEJA provides technical assistance to Governments, Judiciaries, Public Ministries, and other justice institutions. It conducts technical studies and generates empirical evidence, facilitates regional cooperation processes, and provides specialized training to operators and decision-makers in public policy regarding justice across the countries of the Americas.