Digital justice in Chile?

Column written by the Executive Director of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas, Jaime Arellano, and published in the Chilean newspaper La Segunda on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. When the health emergency was decreed, the region’s judiciaries continued to offer essential services. Priority was given to criminal cases related to individuals’ freedom and other guarantees as well as gender violence, family matters related to…

JSCA Executive Director: “COVID halted Latin America’s justice systems.”

The emergency taught us that all countries should invest more in information technologies and in guaranteeing Internet access.* *Interview with journalist Diana Lastiri published by Mexico’s El Universal newspaper on November 12, 2020. Latin American justice systems were completely paralyzed for several days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mexico was no exception, and the situation has taught its judicial branches several lessons according to Justice…

JSCA promotes first observatory on civil conflict and access to justice for the Americas

The initiative offers an opportunity to analyze six areas with high levels of legal conflict, such as housing and land, consumer affairs, healthcare, finances, domestic relationships and community life. As a way of examining the development of conflicts, the risk level of the population and barriers to access to justice in the region, and in order to contribute data and statistics that facilitate the analysis…

Germany’s Foreign Ministry announces digital event on the state of justice and security in Central America

On November 5, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Foreign Relations will hold a digital event to present the project “Promoting the Rule of Law in the Northern Triangle.” The purpose of the event is to analyze and raise the profile of challenges in the area of justice and security in the Northern Triangle of Central America, which includes Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The official statement…

The Brazilian Procedure Law Institute and JSCA promote the participation of women researchers to improve access to justice

The document aligns with the gender equality policies that are being promoted for the region. Encouraging research by women on the performance of procedure systems to improve access to justice based on the importance of gender parity is one of the goals of the “Women in Procedure” project created through a collaboration agreement between the Brazilian Procedure Law Institute and JSCA. This is the first…

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