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JSCA, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Rule of Law Program for Latin America, and Editorial Tirant Lo Blanch launch the publication “Prison Systems and Sentence Execution in Latin America”

The research focuses on the current state of prisons in 10 countries in the region. The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Rule of Law Program for Latin America and Editorial Tirant Lo Blanch present the Spanish-language publication “Prison Systems and Sentence Execution in Latin America: A Regional Perspective and Approaches.”  The publication, which was edited by JSCA Training Director…

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JSCA reiterates its commitment to the gender perspective and human rights approach

World Sexual Diversity Day and International LGBTIQ+ Day, which were celebrated on June 25 and 28, respectively, commemorate the Stonewall riots that took place in June 1969, launching the modern movement for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people. Since then, this movement has made important progress towards the recognition of the human rights of members of the LGBTIQ+ community. The…

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Trial by jury and strengthening democracy

The Director of Research and Projects of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), Marco Fandiño, discussed some of the misconceptions about trial by jury that have circulated in the region over the years in a column published in La Tercera. Fandiño stated, “Latin American juries have a unique history that is related to the processes of independence and decolonization.” He added, “The evidence…

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JSCA’s Executive Director addresses the key points of civil justice reform in Chile in Revista El Mercurio Legal

In an extensive report published in Revista El Mercurio Legal (a publication of Chile’s El Mercurio newspaper) on the Chilean government’s decision to revisit legislative discussion about civil justice reform, JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano outlined the elements that the Center has identified as essential for moving forward with the modernization of this system and guaranteeing effective access to the public. He stated that the…

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Applications are now being accepted for the V and VI National Undergraduate Student Competition “Procedure Law Seedbeds”

Interested students may register through June 15. Applications are now being accepted from Chilean law students who wish to participate in the V and VI National Competition “Procedure Law Seedbeds.” The initiative is organized by the Universidad Diego Portales Law School Procedure Law Department (Chile), the Chilean Procedure Law Researchers Network and the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (CEJA). The entities are organizing both…