Staff

EXECUTIVE DIRECTION

Nataly Ponce

Attorney, master’s degree in public policies and government, and Latin American studies. Senior professional with twenty years of experience. Expertise in human rights, gender, justice systems reforms, public management, anti-corruption, and public safety. Professional experience in ten Latin-American countries, as researcher, consultant, project manager, advisor, and academic.

She has held positions of high responsibility in public organizations, civil society and international institutions, educational institutions, and the private sector. She was vice minister for public safety and vice-minister for women’s rights in Peru.

She has been the leader of multidisciplinary teams and has financial management experience—postgraduate professor in strategic thinking at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

Between 2005-2010, she developed an outstanding career as an international fellow, researcher, coordinator of regional studies, and international consultant at the Justice Studies Center for the Americas (JSCA/ CEJA).

DIRECTIONS

Leonel González Postigo
Training Director

Attorney of Argentina specializing in Criminal Law with a degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School. He completed the Latin American Certificate Program on Criminal Procedure Reform at Universidad Diego Portales Law School (Chile) and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University (Canada).

He served as a consultant on the Evaluation of the Implementation of Panama’s Adversarial Criminal Justice System; the Evaluation of the Impact of the Fiscal Management Model of Guatemala’s Public Prosecutor’s Office; the project “Evaluation of Chile’s Criminal Procedure Reform Ten Years After Its National Implementation”; on the project Technical Assistance for the Implementation of Uruguay’s Criminal Procedure Code; and on the project “Pretrial Detention in Bolivia.”

He has participated as a presenter or instructor in seminars, courses and conferences in the US, Canada, Austria, the Philippines, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina.

He is the Regional Vice President for South America of the International Organization for Judicial Training (IOJT) for 2017-2019 and member of the Argentina Procedure Law Association. He has worked in the Federal Criminal Cassation Chamber in the Argentine National Judicial Branch and at the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences (INECIP).




Tamara Rusansky

Communications and Public Relations Director

Tamara Rusansky, of Brazil and Argentina, studied International Relations at Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil) and earned a master’s degree in Development Studies with a focus on Social Justice - Gender, Conflict and Human Rights at the International Institute of Social Studies (Holland). She has worked in civil society organizations and international agencies in communications and human rights.

She served as a communications specialist in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Press and Communications Office and as a technical advisor for the Environmental and Social Defense Association (AEDAS) in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Tamara has experience developing and implementing communications strategies, designing social media campaigns, press relations, content production, and implementing participatory research methodologies.

She is the author of publications in academic journals and books. Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English, and French.




María José Lazo Saavedra

Director of Administration and Finance

Chilean. Auditor and General Accountant with a specialization in Tax Legislation from the Duoc UC Institute. Since 2017 she has worked at JSCA as an Analyst and then as an Accountant. Previously she has worked at Universal Freigth Service S.A. as Assistant and Supplier Analyst. In Travel Club-Banco de Chile as a Treasury Analyst. Experience as SAC Executive at Sonda S.A.

She also worked in the billing area at Cruz y Cía. Ltda. Experience in the areas of Accounting, Administration and Sales.

 



COORDINATION

Sandra Araneda Jofré
Event & IT Coordinator
Assistant Executive Director 

Sandra Araneda, of Chile, is a bilingual executive assistant with a degree from the Esucomex Professional Institute. She also has earned a certificate in Joomla! Web Content Administration System Technology from Universidad de Chile and has completed courses on Internet applications, Webpage development and Web servers at SEGIC at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

She worked at the University of Santiago de Chile, as an Executive Assistant from January 1990 to December 2002.

She currently serves as Event Coordinator, Webmaster, Head of the IT Department and Assistant Executive Director of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas – JSCA.





INTERNS

Mariana Apaza Peruvian. Is a seventh semester law student at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. She serves as the Director of the Constitutional and International Law Commission at Blog Legal. She also has worked in academic research at Women in Law (WILA). Mariana volunteered at the Peruvian Research Policy Directorate. Her interests include constitutional law, international human rights law, and gender.




 Jenner Bonila
Jenner Bonilla is from Guatemala and studies International Relations at the Centro Universitario de San Marcos (CUSAM-USAC). He has received specialized training from the IOM on migration and protecting children and has served as a political party advisor in his region and independent researcher on issues of international security. 



 

Galia Kademián
Is from Argentina and is an advanced law student at Universidad Católica de Córdoba. She serves as the Assistant Coordinator of Gender and Equality of Opportunities at the International SDG Promotion Network and is part of the Córdoba Office Gender Committee for the Argentine Organization of Young People for the United Nations. Galia specializes in gender, inequalities, and minorities with a focus on law from a feminist and human rights perspective.





Marcia León Eulogio
Is from Peru and holds a degree in Political Science from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM). She has worked as a junior researcher in Peru’s National Police Graduate School. She also has experience working with non-profit and volunteer organizations. Marcia’s main interests are public policy and social conflict. 





Nathalia Mercedes
Nathalia Mercedes is from the Dominican Republic and studies Law at Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) with a focus on human rights and social justice. She also studies international public law, constitutional law, and criminal law.

 

 



 

Valeria Mori
Is from Peru and holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Universidad Nacional Mayor San Marcos. She also has attended Universidad del Rosario in Colombia. Valeria is a member of the Observatory of the Center for International Policy Studies at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina and is a member of the José Luis Bustamante y Rivero International Studies Workshop (TADEI).





Raidir Newman
Raidir Newman is from Venezuela. She is an attorney with a law degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela and is currently pursuing an MBA from University of The People. She has worked as a human rights defender in NGOs that specialize in defense of the right to freedom of expression and has over five years of experience in corporate law. Raidir is also a member of the Venezuelan Association of Attorneys in Solidarity. 





Carmen Fiorella Pérez Cabezas
Is from Peru. She is a student of International Economy at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and studied abroad as an exchange student at Universidad del Rosario in Colombia and Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina in Brazil. Her research interests include sustainable development and international relations. She is currently the Research Area Director in the organization Women in Economics Perú.

 





Candela Pérez Pacheco
Is from Uruguay and holds a doctorate in Law and Social Sciences from the Universidad de la República Law School in Uruguay. She also holds a certificate in Gender-based Violence and Generations from Universidad CLAEH.  Candela is a member of the Law and Gender Group at Universidad de la República.
She has volunteered at the university’s legal clinic, focusing on settlement regulation in Uruguay.  Her areas of interest include labor law, human rights, and gender studies.




Daniela María Rebolledo
Is from Chile and holds an undergraduate degree in the Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad de Chile with a graduate certificate in International Human Rights Law. She has worked as an external consultant in research areas for the World Bank. She also has worked in the field of criminal law, completing her professional practicum in the public criminal defender’s office in 2021. 



Jessica Bernarde Torres Montaño
Is from Bolivia and holds a Law degree from Universidad San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca. She is the outgoing president of the Scientific Society of Law Students at USFX. She served as a research assistant executing local and national consultancies for the Prosecutor General’s Office, Judicial Academy, and Agricultural and Environmental Court. Jessica currently systematizes the sentences issued by the Plurinational Constitutional Court of Bolivia for an open educational platform sponsored by a private initiative and promotes the culture of peace and non-violent practices in the Latin American program of the US organization Synergizing Nonviolent Action and Peacebuilding (SNAP).




Marina Costella Pravata Argentina, student of Law at the National University of Cuyo, in the Province of Mendoza. She has a great interest in legal research which has led me to venture into this area by participating in a research project entitled "Institutional culture and parliamentary traditions in Mendoza, 1895-2010", in which I had the opportunity to investigate the evolution of women's political rights in my country. I am currently a scholarship holder at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Cuyo, in the framework of a research project related to Administrative Law.
She has participated in courses, seminars and conferences on legal matters, mainly related to corporate law, administrative law and new technologies.





ADMINISTRATIVE AREA

Marcela Merino Ramos
Accountant

Is an accountant-auditor of Chile with a degree from the Instituto Duoc UC. Prior to joining JSCA, she served as an accounting assistant in the company Latam Horizons Lighting Chile S.A. and as an audit assistant at Contadores Auditores Asociados S.A.



Guillermo Morales P.
Office Assistant

Guillermo Morales, of Chile, worked at the Graphics Workshop for the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities as an assistant from 1971 to 1973. He also served as a press office worker at the University Promotion Corporation from 1974 to 2006. He has worked at JSCA since February 2010, where he handles maintenance and administrative tasks.

Alberto Binder
Professor of Criminal Procedural Law at the University of Buenos Aires. Lawyer and Doctor of Law from that same university. founder and president of the Institute of Comparative Studies in Criminal Sciences, INECIP; Member of the Argentine Association of Procedural Law and the Ibero-American Institute of Procedural Law. Technical advisor of judicial reform processes in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Venezuela, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and other countries of Latin America. He is Co-Director of the Judicial Systems Journal of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas, JSCA. He is an advisor to international cooperation agencies on issues related to the Judicial Reform.

He is the author of several books and numerous articles on penal reforms: "Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law"; "Initiation to the Criminal Accusatory Process", "Criminal Policy; from Formulation to Praxis "; "The Breach of Procedural Forms"; "Policemen and Thieves - A Guide to Discuss the Security Problem", among others.
Laura Julia Cora Bogani
Iis originally from Argentina. She is an attorney and mediator who holds a law degree from Universidad Nacional de La Rioja. Laura worked in the La Rioja Public Prosecutor’s Office, where she oversaw the Superior Court prosecution unit and was a member of the training unit. She has also taught Law, Notary Public, Procurement, Legal Management and Criminal Justice at Universidad de La Rioja. She was the Coordinator of the ​​Pre-Professional Internships area and a member of the Department of Social, Legal and Economic Sciences. Laura also served on the Editorial Committee of the university’s electronic journal In Iure.

Prior to joining JSCA’s team, she was a participant in the Argentine Training for Trainers Program for Criminal Procedure Reform organized by the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences (INECIP), the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the National Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Argentina. Laura also was a member of the General Technical Secretariat of the Criminal Justice Reform Commission in the Province of La Rioja and a member of the reform committees for laws pertaining to Justice Houses and the Public Prosecutor's Office Statutory Law.

She participated in the research project "Baseline study of the state of civil justice in La Rioja" through JSCA, coordinated the Certificate Program on Tools and Strategies for the New Role of the Public Prosecutor's Office, and participated in the implementation of the Justice House project in Sanagasta. Laura’s main academic interests are ​​access to justice and procedural justice.
Elvyn Díaz
Researcher, Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal Science of Guatemala

Elvyn Díaz, of Guatemala, is an attorney with a degree in the Legal and Social Sciences from Universidad de San Carlos. He also completed graduate studies in Criminal Procedure Law at Universidad Rafael Landívar. Díaz served as the private secretary for strategic affairs with the Public Prosecutor’s Office from 2011 to 2014. He has offered presentations at international seminars in Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Mexico, Bolivia, El Salvador, Argentina and South Korea.

Díaz has experience in issues of criminal procedure reform, judicial management, strategic criminal prosecution, reorganization of public prosecutor’s offices, human rights and democratic security. He has worked as a researcher and consultant on issues of criminal justice and democratic security for various international agencies including JSCA, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Washington Office for Latin American Affairs (WOLA), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Union (EU)
Mauricio Alfredo Duce Julio
He is a lawyer at the Diego Portales University (1992) and has been a Fulbright Scholar twice (1998 and 2002) and President of the Republic Scholarship (1998), Master of Legal Sciences (JSM) at Stanford University, USA. (1999). He has done research visits at the universities of Berkeley, Yale and Wisconsin. Professor of various courses in the area of ​​criminal justice in the Faculty of Law of the Diego Portales University and Co-Director Program of Master in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure of the same. He has been a visiting professor to teach courses in Comparative Criminal Procedure at the Universities of Florida, Pacific McGeorge (Sacramento, United States), Puerto Rico (Santiago Program) and Tel Aviv. He was an advisor to the Ministry of Justice in the field of criminal procedure reform from 1996 to 2000.

Between 1994-1996 he was the secretary of the technical team that drafted the bills that make up the Chilean criminal procedure reform. He is the author of numerous publications in Chile and abroad on criminal justice, the Chilean criminal procedure system, the juvenile criminal justice system and new methodologies for teaching law. He is currently a Full Professor of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Diego Portales where he has been working since 1992.
Leticia Lorenzo
Training Coordinator of the Neuquén Judicial Branch (2013-present)

Leticia Lorenzo, of Argentina, is an attorney who graduated from Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires in 2000 with a focus on criminal law. She speaks English and Spanish. She worked as a Training Coordinator at INECIP from 2011 to 2013 and as JSCA Training Area Coordinator from 2008 to 2011. She also has served as an external consultant for the Vice Presidency of the Republic of Bolivia (2006-2007), consultant for the National Access to Justice Program of Bolivia (2005-2006), Coordinator of the Integrated Justice Center for District 6 El Alto with the Ministry of Justice of Bolivia (2004-June 2005), and a consultant with the Bolivian Criminal Procedure Reform Technical Support Team in the area of regulatory adjustment, institutional reform and training (2001-2004).

She has worked as a Consultant for the Team to Provide Technical Support for Bolivia’s Criminal Procedure Reform in legislative adjustment, institutional reform and training (2001-2004); President of the Center for Research on Justice and Participation (CEJIP, Bolivia, 2003); Coordinator of the INECIP Latin American Program; Assistant in the Paraguayan Public Prosecutor’s Office Strengthening Program; Coordinator of the Comprehensive Professional Support System at INECIP; and a collaborator on information gathering and production of material for the first stage of the Judicial Observatory developed by ICCPG. She has worked as a trainer for JSCA on topics related to criminal procedure reform implementation throughout Latin America and with Peru’s Criminal Procedure Science Institute. She has taught graduate courses at Universidad de Aquin in Bolivia in the criminal procedure law program as well as criminal procedure law at Universidad Técnica de Oruro. Her teaching experience also includes work with Fundación Justicia, Democracia y Solidaridad in Bolivia on litigation techniques and the Bolivian Ministry of Justice Center for Information, Orientation and Citizen Training on topics related to human rights and criminal law.

She is the author of the following publications: Manual de Litigación, Ediciones Didot; Manual de Litigación en Audiencias de Medidas Cautelares, edited by the Ministry of Government of Bolivia with Inter Iuris and the Province of Huelva; La vida cotidiana en las cárceles de Bolivia, study conducted for the Ombudsman of Bolivia, 2003; Las cárceles en Bolivia, Ediciones No Ha Lugar, April 2004; Diagnóstico sobre la Realidad Penitenciaria de Bolivia, Pastoral Penitenciaria de Bolivia, 2001, 2002 and 2003; “Código de Procedimiento Penal y Derechos Humanos” Memoria del Primer Congreso de Derecho Procesal Penal de Oruro, Bolivia, October 2002; and “La justicia penal en América Latina,” Memorias del Encuentro Nacional de la Pastoral Penitenciaria, March 2002.
Norbert Lösing
German. Lawyer. Bachelor of Law from the University of Bayreuth. Doctor of Law from the University of Bonn. He worked in the German international cooperation and served as director of the Program of Promotion of the Rule of Law in Latin America of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation from 1992 to 1997. He was a professor at the University of Heidelberg from 1997 until the year 2000. Since 1999 he has been working as litigant lawyer at the law firm Sieper & Lösing in Lüneburg, Germany. He has prostrated from the Academy of Lawyers in Criminal Law and Intellectual Property. Since 2016 he is an honorary judge of the Celle Bar Association, Germany.

His specialty is procedural law, a subject in which he has written a book and numerous articles.
Inés Marensi
Educator

Marensi, of Argentina, holds a degree in Education from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata Humanities School as well as a degree as a Judicial Authority from the same institution’s School of Legal and Social Sciences. She works as an international consultant in the field of Judicial Training. She has served as Coordinator of the Training Area at the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences (INECIP) and Coordinator of the Training Area at JSCA. She is currently a member of the Training Center of the Buenos Aires Province Public Prosecutor’s Office.  
Adrian Jaime Medrano Cruz
Adrian Medrano holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from IEDE and completed JSCA’s Inter-American Program for Training Trainers for Criminal Procedure Reform. He has worked with the Center for Public Systems in the Universidad de Chile Industrial Engineering Department as an associated professional and is a senior consultant with Holos Consulting and international consultant. He has over 17 years of experience leading and executing projects in over 40 companies and institutions from the public and private sectors and has worked in 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Some of the topics that his projects have explored in the judicial arena are the design of public policies in reformed civil justice systems; alternative dispute resolution; the impact of new technologies on judicial sector reform processes; transparency and accountability in the judicial branch; adversarial criminal justice system implementation plans; defining and measuring certified judicial indicators and standards; generation of judicial statistics for monitoring judicial reform support programs; proposals for improving administrative structures and support systems in judicial branches; management models of excellence for courts and appeals courts; installation of management systems for innovation in auxiliary judicial sector agencies; model of inventorying, clearing and monitoring cases in courts of appeal; models for estimating the human resources necessary for strengthening public prosecutor’s offices (strategic analysis units and investigative teams); and results-based management in justice administration.
Leonardo Moreno
Lawyer of the Diego Portales University, Director of the Procedural Law Department of the School of Law of the Alberto Hurtado University of Chile and professor of the same, partner in the Law Firm MM & L. Post graduate in various specializations related to Social Management and Public Policies, Human Rights, Criminal Procedural Law, Negotiation and oral litigation in: the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences; the Center for Human Rights, of the Faculty of Law of the University of Chile; Diego Portales University of Chile; The Chile Foundation; the University of the Pacific, Mc George School of Law in Sacramento; the California Western School of Law, of San Diego, California, of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, at the New York School of Law in New York. E.E.U.U., and in Medellín, Colombia. Involved since its origins in the Chilean Criminal Procedure Reform, participating in the inter-institutional training programs of the operators organized by the Ministry of Justice of Chile; He served as the National Head of the Department of Studies of the Public Criminal Defense Office, until after winning a public tender, he was appointed Northern Metropolitan Regional Ombudsman. From this position he led the organization, preparation and operation of the reform in the capital of Chile. In his capacity as an expert, he serves as an academic in various postgraduate degrees at several Chilean universities, at the Judicial Academy of Chile, the Institute of Judicial Studies Hernán Correa de la Cerda in Chile and the Justice Studies Center for the Americas, JSCA; and as visiting professor of the Institute of Criminal Procedural Science of Peru, of the Institute of Comparative Studies in Criminal and Social Sciences, INECIP of Argentina and various foreign Universities and Judicial Academies. Member of the Council of the Innocent Project of the Chilean Public Penal Defender. He currently works as a teacher in civil and criminal procedural law, and in oral litigation techniques in Criminal, Labor and Family Litigation.

Coauthor of the texts: Strategic Litigation in the New Criminal Process; The Adversarial Model in Chile, Presentations on its implementation in the criminal procedure reform. Author of the book Theory of the Case; and of the module The Case Theory and Techniques of Oral Litigation, of the Public Ministry of Peru, among other publications.
Silvina Ramírez
An attorney with a law degree and doctorate in Law from Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Silvina Ramírez has served as Director of INECIP.

She has engaged in activities, courses and consultancies in NGOs and international cooperation agencies and has worked as a consultant focusing on criminal justice reform, access to justice and the rights of indigenous peoples in public institutions throughout Latin America.

She is an Academic Advisor for the group Legal Access to Land at the Center for Public Policies for Socialism (Gajat/ Ceppas); a member of the INECIP Board of Directors; a founding member of the Association of Indigenous Rights Attorneys; teaches the course “Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights” as part of the International Human Rights Law master’s degree program at the UBA Law School; and teaches “Legal Pluralism” in the master’s degree program in Law at Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Erik Ríos
Chilean. Lawyer of the Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile and Master of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law of the same university. Graduated from the 66th Training Program of the Judicial Academy of Chile. Diploma in Social Management of Neighborhoods of the Department of Sociology of the University of Chile. Training courses for Trainers in Oral Litigation, Levels I and II of the Institute of Comparative Studies in Penal and Social Sciences -INECIP-, Buenos, Argentina.

Course on Evidence in Civil and Criminal Matters before the National Judicial Institute of Canada -NJI-, Victoria, Canada. Course on Design and Planning of Courses Based on Skills for Judges, Lima, Peru, before the National Judicial Institute of Canada -NJI-. Intern at the North Central Metropolitan Regional Prosecutor's Office of Santiago de Chile; from the Drugs Treatment Court and Community Court of Vancouver, Canada; and the Civil Justice System of Hamburg, Lüneberg and Celle, Germany. Member of the drafting team of a preliminary draft of the Unified Procedural Code for Non-Criminal Matters of Ecuador. Pre and postgraduate teacher of Procedural Law, Oral Litigation and Judicial Reforms, in civil and criminal matters, in various countries of the region. He was part of the Process Reforms Program of the Universidad Diego Portales and worked at the Justice Studies Center of the Americas between 2008 and 2013, as a researcher associated with the Area of ​​Studies, Training Assistant and Coordinator of the Training Area.

It has publications and investigations in matters of judicial and prosecutorial management, orality in civil and criminal proceedings, evidence, litigation, resolutions and appeals. He has been an exhibitor in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic and Uruguay. He has served as Judge and Secretary in different courts in Chile, such as Parral Guarantee Court, La Serena Warranty Court, Antofagasta Oral Criminal Trial Court, Diego de Almagro Court of Guarantee, Copiapó and Multiple Competence Court of Caldera.
José Alberto Revilla González
Doctor in Law by Carlos III Madrid. Professor of Procedural Law at the Autonomous University of Madrid. He has been Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law and Deputy Director of the Department of Private, Social and Economic Law of the Autonomous University of Madrid. Invited professor to teach postgraduate courses at the Gabriel René Moreno University (Bolivia), Central American University "José Simeón Cañas" (El Salvador), University of Itsmo (Guatemala) and Technological University of Honduras. He has also taught courses and conferences at the University of Havana (Cuba), Montevideo (Uruguay), University of Aquino (Bolivia) Urbino (Italy), and Uniwersytet Wroclawski (Wroclaw-Poland).

Director of the project "The transformation of civil justice in Ibero-America: contents and challenges", convened by the Center for Latin American Studies (CEAL) of the Autonomous University of Madrid. Author of several publications (monographs, collective books, doctrinal articles, papers, communications) in the field of civil process, criminal process and alternative means of conflict resolution.

He belongs to the Bar Association of Madrid, is a member of the Alonso Martínez University Institute of Justice and Litigation, the Ibero-American Institute of Procedural Law and the International Association of Procedural Law. He has made research stays in the universities of Ferrara (Italy), Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo" (Italy), Pantheon -Sorbonne Paris I (France), Royal Complutense College of Harvard, Harvard University (USA).
Gonzalo Rua
Argentinian. Lawyer. Specialist in Criminal Law from the University of Palermo. Criminal Judge in the City of Buenos Aires from 2003 to date. He was a member of the Judicial Training Center of the Judicial Branch of the CABA, by direct vote of his peers, as Academic Counselor by the judges' estate (2008-2012).

Member of the Board of Directors of INECIP. In this Institution he is Director of the Criminal Systems Reform Program since 2009. He participated in the INECIP, as Coordinator and Advisor in the implementation of the criminal procedure reform in the Provinces of Entre Ríos (2009/2013), Salta (2011) ), Tucumán (2012/2013) Santiago del Estero (2010/2013) and Río Negro (2012/2016).

He has participated as a consultant and / or trainer in several Latin American countries. In Nuevo León, Mexico, he is the coordinator of the Training Agreement with the Judicial Power of that state and with the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon. Professor of undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, since 1996. Professor of Postgraduate Specialization in Magistracy at the National University of La Matanza (2015). He was a tenured professor at the University of Palermo (2003-2006) and in several Foreign Universities (Masters in the National University of Pilar, Paraguay, 2008, San Carlos University of Guatemala, 2009, among others).

He participated as a consultant and advisor in drafting organic laws and reforms to the Code of Criminal Procedure in the City of Buenos Aires and the Provinces of Catamarca, Santiago del Estero, Neuquén, Entre Rios and Río Negro. Former scholar of the Judicial Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) in the "Training of Trainers for Criminal Procedure Reform" Program (2007) and in the Program "Challenges and opportunities in the Assessment of evidence in accusatory oral trials ( 2010). Trainer for the CEJA in Lima, Peru (2011), Panama (2014), Sao Paulo, Brazil (2015), Chile (2015), Nicaragua (2016) and in the course "Program for the Implementation of the Criminal Procedure Reform in Argentina" (2012 to date). Teacher by the JSCA in the Training Program for judges, skills in conducting hearings (2015/2016). International consultant in the implementation of the Ecuadorian criminal system (USAID, 2011/2012), and in the evaluation of the implementation of the System Criminal Accusatory in Panama (UNODC, 2014/2015) and in the evaluation of the Criminal Procedure Reform in Chile (JSCA, 2016). General Coordinator and head teacher of the Annual Program of Graduate Update in Criminal Litigation in the UBA -anual- (2014 to date).

He is currently Director of the Training Program for the Criminal Procedure Reform in Argentina and the Judicial Systems magazine. Co-director, together with Dr. Alberto Binder, from the collection "Fundamental concepts of the accusatory system", Nuevo León, Mexico. Co-author of the book "Code contravencional commented of the CABA" (2010). Author of the books "Counter-examination of Witnesses" and "Direct Examination of Witnesses".
Lilian San Martín
Chilean A lawyer. Degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the Universidad de Concepción. Master in "Romanistic and Unificazione Giuridico del Diritto System: European and Latin American Experience in Confronto (with Particolare Attenzione All'unificazione del Diritto dei Contratti)", by the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", program organized by the Omnem Network of the ALFA Program of the European Union, in conjunction with the Center for Latin American Studies of the University of "Tor Vergata". Doctor in Roman Legal System by the University of Rome "Tor Vergata".

He was part of the Chilean defense team before the tribunal of The Hague in the maritime dispute Peru v. Peru. Chile. He worked at the law firm Barros Letelier y González. She works at Universidad Alberto Hurtado as a civil law professor since 2011. In 2014, she became a professor at Jornada and since January 2015 she has been the director of the private law department. He has participated in research projects funded by CONICYT, highlighting his participation as an associate researcher in the project "Historical-Dogmatic Studies of Private Property Law: a look at the articles of Books II and IV of the Civil Code of Chile" (CONICYT SOC 1111 ), and his character as researcher responsible for the Fondecyt Initiation project "The fault of the victim as exclusive or concurrent cause of the damage" (Nº 11140246).

She is a member of the Group for the Harmonization of Law in Latin America (GADAL - http://gadal.uexternado.edu.co/) in which she actively participates as rapporteur of the Chilean team.

His specialties are Law of obligations, civil liability and contracts. Roman private law and comparative law. He has numerous publications in these thematic areas, among which the book "The burden of the injured to avoid or mitigate the damage", published by the Externado de Colombia University (2012). She is an expert in the historical-compared method as a legal research methodology.
Matias Sucunza
Sucunza, of Argentina, holds a law degree from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) School of Legal and Social Sciences, where he earned a gold medal and the Joaquín V. González award for the best grade point average. He earned a certificate in Economic Administrative Law from the Universidad Católica de Argentina and a certificate in Procedure Law from Universidad Notarial Argentina. He is currently preparing his thesis for the master’s degree program in Human Rights at UNLP.

Matías has taught various classes at Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School, UNLP, Universidad de Palermo and Universidad Católica de La Plata. He has taught graduate courses at Universidad del Litoral, the Buenos Aires Bar Association, UNLP and Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNICEN).

He is a member of the Argentine Procedure Law Association (AADP), the Commission of Young Procedure Law Advocates (CJP) and the Procedure Law Institute at UNLP. He was Delegate for the Province of Buenos Aires and Coordinator of Delegates of the CJP. Sucunza has also edited national and international reports, including the National Report by Argentina on Summary Tutelage for presentation at the XXV Ibero-American Conference on Procedure Law and XI Brazilian Conference on Procedure Law-Recife.

He has written books and other publications on his research topics and offers lectures. His book Law of individual and collective protection of the province of Buenos Aires. Analysis, comment and jurisprudential development is in press.

Sucunza has worked in different areas of the private and public sectors. He served as Legal Rapporteur in the Legal and Technical Secretariat of the Government of the Province of Buenos Aires and as an attorney in the Appeals Chamber for Contentious-Administrative Matters of La Plata (Buenos Aires Province Judicial Branch). He has participated in various institutional and academic projects, including the Human Rights Legal Clinics at UNLP.
Francisco Verbic
Lawyer (UNLP, 2001). Master in International Law Studies (NYU - Fulbright Master Scholar). Specialist in Civil Law (UNLP). Specialized in Procedural Law Deepened (UNA).

Ordinary Adjunct Professor by competition, Procedural Law II, Chair III, Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences of the UNLP. Academic Secretary of the Master in Procedural Law, Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences of the UNLP and Professor of the subject "Complex Litigation, Collective Processes and Class Actions" in the postgraduate course. Visiting Professor in various postgraduate courses in Argentina and Brazil.

Author of the books "Procesos Colectivos" (Astrea, 2007) and "The Scientific Test in the Judicial Process" (Rubinzal Culzoni, 2009), as well as various works published in magazines and collective works of Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Peru , Colombia, Belgium and Russia. Spanish translator of the book "Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation", American Law Institute, 2010 ("Principles of the Law of Collective Processes", UNAM, 2014).

Delegate Rapporteur of the General Advisory Board of the Government of the Province of Buenos Aires. External Consultant of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA). Trial lawyer.