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JSCA Team Visits El Salvador

JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano, Training Coordinator Leonel González and Research and Projects Coordinator Marco Fandiño visited the city of San Salvador during May to meet with criminal and civil justice system stakeholders.

JSCA Executive Director Jaime Arellano, Training Coordinator Leonel González and Research and Projects Coordinator Marco Fandiño visited the city of San Salvador during May to meet with criminal and civil justice system stakeholders.

The first meeting was held with the Executive Director of the Executive Technical Unit for the Justice Sector (UTE), José Mauricio Rodríguez, in order to learn about the work that the entity is conducting in the country’s civil and criminal justice systems. The UTE is the public entity that implements the decisions of the Justice Sector Coordination Commission regarding justice sector policies and strategies. The Commission is composed of the Judicial Branch, the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety, the National Public Prosecutor’s Office, the National Attorney General’s Office and the National Judiciary Council.

JSCA’s representatives then met with professors and judges from Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas (UCA) to discuss the situation of El Salvador’s reformed civil justice procedure.

During the second day of the trip, they met with Supreme Court justices Rodolfo González Bonilla and José Belarmino Jaime to analyze support that JSCA could provide for the civil justice reform process that began in 2010.

The visit ended in San Salvador with a meeting between the JSCA team and Assistant Prosecutor General Aquiles Poberto Parada Vizcarra to discuss possible technical and training support for the country’s prosecution service.

JSCA’s team was accompanied by Salvadoran attorney Manuel Montecino, who is a member of the JSCA Board of Directors.