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Fifth Version of the Argentine Training Program on Criminal Procedure Reform Launched

The fifth version of the Argentine Training Program on Criminal Procedure Reform, which JSCA offers with the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences (INECIP), was launched on May 2 in the city of Rosario, Santa Fe Province.

The program, which aims to accompany the criminal justice reform process that began in Argentina in 2014 and to train criminal justice system stakeholders, was offered to over 49 students from 17 Argentine provinces. The first phase ran through May 5.

 

The fifth version of the Argentine Training Program on Criminal Procedure Reform, which JSCA offers with the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences (INECIP), was launched on May 2 in the city of Rosario, Santa Fe Province.

The program, which aims to accompany the criminal justice reform process that began in Argentina in 2014 and to train criminal justice system stakeholders, was offered to over 49 students from 17 Argentine provinces. The first phase ran through May 5.

The course is offered to legal professionals who are interested in criminal justice reform processes in Argentina. This includes litigators, attorneys who work in criminal justice institutions, professionals who develop public policies or work with non-governmental organizations and professors from the country’s law schools.

The first on site phase consisted of seven modules that addressed topics such as criminal procedure reform as public policy, the courts and reform, the prosecutor’s office and reform, public defense and criminal procedure reform, the democratization of justice (citizen participation in justice administration), training and current issues related to the reform. The program also included visits to local courts designed to allow participants to learn about the operation of the system.

The program began with an introductory panel led by JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano; Argentine criminal court judge Gonzalo Rua; and Santa Fe province Supreme Court justice Daniel Erbetta. The panel was moderated by JSCA Training Coordinator Leonel González.

Following the on site phase, a virtual phase is held that will run from May through October on the platform www.cejacampus.org. The second on site phase will take place November 14-18 in Buenos Aires and will focus on the practical use of the contents studied in each of the participants’ places of work. Students also will analyze the possibility of implementing plans to make changes within their institutions.