• Start of new executive director's term of office


    Launch of Strategic Plan 2022-2026.


    Closing of the Improving Access 
    to Civil Justice
    in Latin America.


    7 New Studies Published.

  • Permanent Forum on Access to Justice and Right to Health in Latin America in the context of Covid-19.

    Virtual courses: "Gender and Justice in Latin America", "Civil Justice Reform in Latin America", "Collective Proceedings", "Expert Evidence in Oral Civil Proceedings", "Judicial Management and Case Management in Civil Justice" and "Jury Trials".

  • JSCA adapts to the global situation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.


    Research continued in the region. Among the most relevant are: Comparative Study of Civil Procedure Codes in Latin America and the Study on the State of the Practice of Law in Latin America.

  • Technical Assistance for Criminal Procedure Reform in Brazil.


    Technical cooperation was provided to the Judicial Branch of Mexico City (CDMX) to install an Oral Litigation Pilot Program in the civil courts. 

    Technical Cooperation was initiated for the Judicial Branch of the Province of La Pampa, Argentina.

  • Implementation of JSCA's gender equality policy.


    Execution of the DIRAJus Project of the German Cooperation Agency/GIZ. 

    Technical cooperation began with the Judicial Branch of Peru to promote a model of oral and adversarial civil justice, beginning with a pilot project in the Department of Arequipa.

  • Creation of the Observatory on Civil Conflict and Access to Justice (OCCA).


    Incorporation of the gender perspective in JSCA. 

  • Support Mission against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras, MACCIH. 


    JSCA assumes the General Secretariat of the Latin American Network of Criminal Analysis Directorates of Public Prosecutor's Offices. 


    The 1st version of the Diploma in Oral Criminal Litigation (DLOP) is created.

  • The execution of the Project to Support the New Criminal Justice (NJP) in Mexico began with bilateral cooperation funds from Chile and Mexico JSCA-AMEXCID-AGCI. 

  • Support for criminal and civil justice reforms continues to be strengthened, as evidenced by innovation, studies, training and dissemination projects in Argentina, the United States, El Salvador, Panama and Guatemala.

  • Strengthening the role and functioning of the Superior Council of the Judiciary of Haiti. 

  • Support for strengthening the Guatemalan Ministry; Exchange Program between the U.S. and Latin America; Study on oral and hearing systems in non-criminal judicial proceedings; Study on the judicial collection process in Costa Rica; Training in Litigation and Criminal Procedure Reform in Brazil; virtual course "Pretrial Detention in Latin America".

  • Three new virtual courses were developed: "Pretrial Detention in Latin America", "Drug Treatment Courts" and "Pretrial Services".

  • Continued to support civil and criminal justice reforms in the region. Based on the topic of pretrial detention, a virtual course was developed that included comparative experiences in the region, as well as modules on international standards and the experience of U.S. pretrial services.

  • The first Ibero-American seminar on Transparency, Accountability and Integrity of the Judiciary was celebrated; Study on recursive regimes in accusatory criminal procedure systems in the region; Study on criminal justice systems in the face of crimes of serious social connotation.

  • JSCA promotes justice reforms in the Americas, providing specific support for criminal justice reforms through the Virtual Training Program for Latin American Prosecutors, innovation projects in Argentina, and follow-up studies on criminal procedure reforms. Civil justice reforms were also implemented.

  • Approval was obtained for a financing plan prepared by the institution, which included voluntary contributions from the member states.

  • The Public Defender's Manual for Latin America and the Caribbean was presented at the First Ibero-American Forum on Access to Justice held in Chile.   

    A virtual community was created for JSCA.

  • JSCA developed the Inter-American Program to Train Trainers for Criminal Procedure Reform and the Distance Learning Program Judicial Reform in Latin America and the Caribbean: Improving Governance through the Justice Sector. 

    A partnership was established with the Global Legal Information Network of the Library of Congress.  

  • On February 17, 2003, we obtained our first independent headquarters, located at Avenida Holanda 2023, Providencia, Santiago, Chile.

    The OAS General Assembly instructed JSCA to celebrate a study on racism and racial discrimination in justice administration systems.

  • JSCA was formally established in Chile, the Virtual Information Center was created and we began to generate the Annual Report on Justice in the Americas.

  • JSCA begins operating in the facilities of the Corporación de Promoción Universitaria (CPU) in Santiago, Chile.

    The first website, the newsletter "Nexos" and the journal Sistemas Judiciales are created.

  •  On November 15, 1999, JSCA was created by resolution of the XXVI General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS).