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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 and Ecuadorean Judiciary Council Sign Cooperation Agreement

In addition, the entities held the seminar “Dialogue on Judicial Conduct and Ethics.” The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the Ecuadorean Judiciary Council signed a cooperation agreement on Friday, June 4. The purpose of the cooperation agreement is to develop a joint work plan on justice, democracy and related topics that will create spaces for discussion and the exchange of experiences. JSCA…

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Mandatory membership: Answers to an incomplete question María José del Solar, JSCA Attorney and Researcher In a column published by the digital news outlet Idealex.press, attorney and researcher María José del Solar of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) offers an exhaustive analysis of the proposal issued by the Chilean Bar Association to reestablish mandatory membership for legal professionals in that country. The…