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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…

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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…