New publication addresses key topics and lines of action for making criminal prosecution more efficient in the Americas

What is the reality of security and justice in Latin America and the Caribbean? How much does crime cost people? Can prosecutor’s offices and the police be more efficient? These are just some of the topics addressed in the new publication by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and Universidad Alberto Hurtado entitled “Effective criminal prosecution and the rule of law: Challenges and…

[NEW PUBLICATION] “Trial by Jury in Chile”

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH) Law School present a new Spanish-language publication entitled Trial by Jury in Chile: A Pending Discussion for Strengthening the Adversarial Criminal Justice System and Its Public Legitimacy. The study was written by JSCA Training Director Leonel González, UAH Law Professor Rafael Blanco Suárez and Santiago Guarantee Court Judge Fernando Guzmán Fuenzalida.…

JSCA Launches V Inter-American Training Program on Civil Justice Reform

The fifth version of the Inter-American Training Program on Civil Justice Reform was launched at an event that featured the participation of Executive Director Jaime Arellano and staff members from the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA). The program is being organized by JSCA and developed in the context of the project “Improving Access to Civil Justice in Latin America” with the technical and…

[EPHEMERIDES] World Day against Trafficking in Persons

World Day against Trafficking in Persons was created by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on December 18, 2013 in order to raise awareness about the situation of victims of human trafficking. It is meant to promote and protect victims’ rights and recognize that this is an international problem with complex characteristics that requires the collaboration of political stakeholders from various countries. To this…

[NEW DATES] V Inter-American Training Program on Civil Justice Reform

Due to the global health crisis, we have modified the calendar for this course in order to provide safe learning conditions and better educational opportunities to program participants. The first phase will be held using digital platforms that ensure that instructor and students will be able to maintain close contact. The intermediate phase, which is developed using our institution’s virtual education platform, will follow. Finally,…