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Launch of the publication “The Practice of Law in Latin America: In Search of an Agenda, Volume 2” (Spanish-language publication)

In an effort to continue to expand the perspective on the role of attorneys in the region in regard to access to justice and to contribute to the development of public policies designed to eliminate the barriers to access that persist in some countries, JSCA presents the publication “The Practice of Law in Latin America: In Search of an Agenda, Volume 2.” The publication presents…

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JSCA presents the research project: “Indigenous justice and ordinary justice responses to civil disputes: The path towards alignment”

On Friday, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) will present the publication “Indigenous justice and ordinary justice responses to civil disputes: The path towards alignment”, which was written by consultant Silvina Ramírez. The publication reviews the evolution of the recognition of the region’s indigenous justice systems and experiences related to their co-existence with non-indigenous systems (regulatory laws or delegation to higher-level justice agencies).…

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JSCA partners with the Buenos Aires Magistrate’s Council to support the drafting of the Civil and Commercial Procedure Code

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the Magistrate’s Council of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA) signed an agreement today to draft the CABA Civil and Commercial Procedure Code.  “JSCA will make all of its experience with the transformation of civil and commercial justice available for the drafting of the CABA Civil and Commercial Procedure Code,” stated JSCA Executive Director Jaime…

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JSCA reiterates the need to incorporate the gender perspective into justice systems

Today, November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) reiterates the need to incorporate the gender perspective into justice systems as part of States’ international obligations to prevent, sanction and eradicate violence. According to the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, violence against women is: a manifestation of historically unequal power relations…

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JSCA Presents 2014-2021 Management Report

Over the past eight years, the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) has promoted and supported justice system transformation processes as well as mechanisms for fostering access to justice for millions of people in the region. In response to the restrictions and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, we adapted, innovated and increased our activity. JSCA’s team has compiled information about the work performed during…