IACHR grants hearing to address the situation of prosecutor’s offices in the protection of human rights in the region

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has set a public hearing for December 4. The body will analyze the role of public prosecutor’s offices in the protection of human rights in Latin America. The request for the hearing, which has the support of JSCA and has been strongly encouraged by regional judicial institutions and NGOs* from 12 countries -such as the DPLF, ACIJ, INECIP…

New report analyzes the situation of access to justice in the context of the pandemic from the perspective of organizations and activists

Earlier this week, a report on the situation of access to justice in the context of the pandemic from the perspective of organizations and individuals who interact with judicial services in Latin America was published by ACIJ, Argentina in partnership with entities such as JSCA, DeJusticia, FIMA, LABÁ, the Legal Empowerment Network, the Due Process of Law Foundation and Justice for All. The report analyzes…

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…

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