Time: 14:30-16:30 PM, July 12, 2019
Location: Room 208, Law Building
Topic One: Judicial Reforms in Latin America
Abstract: The Criminal and Civil Procedure Reforms in Latin America will be explained, identifying the main features of the operation of justice in these two matters.
Speaker: Jaime Arellano
Topic Two: Judicial Training in Latin America
Abstract: It will explain the main innovations in judicial training in Latin America based on an empirical study.
Speakers: Marco Fandiño，Leonel González
Jaime Arellano is the Executive Director of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA). He is also an attorney graduated from Catholic University of Chile Law School, with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from American University. Jaime Arellano was appointed Deputy Secretary of Justice of Chile by President Ricardo Lagos, serving that position the entire political term (2000 through 2006). During that time the Chilean Justice System went through ground breaking reforms in which Mr. Arellano played a leading role. Since May, 2010, Mr. Arellano has been Senior Partner at the Law Firm of Jara & Marín in Santiago de Chile and done international consultancy supporting criminal justice and family justice reforms in Mexico and Ecuador and Congressional reform for the IDB Inter-American Development Bank. Between 2006 and 2010, Jaime Arellano was the General Counsel for CORFO, the Economic Development Agency of Chile. Mr. Arellano has been faculty at University of Santiago and Chile’s Judicial Academy and has taught at the Law Schools of University of Chile, Catholic University of Chile and American University Washington College of Law.
Marco Fandiño Castro, who holds a law degree of Universidad de Santiago de Compostela and a master’s degree in Governance and Human Rights of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, is the Director of Research and Projects of JSCA. He has abundant professional experiences in international cooperation-funded research project coordination, forming and leading interdisciplinary teams, international consultant and instructor on topics related to human rights, criminal and civil procedure reform, alternative dispute resolution and access to justice. And he also has many influential articles and publications in the above fields.
Leonel González Postigo is an attorney specializing in Criminal Law with a degree from the University of Buenos Aires Law School (Argentina). He was the Coordinator of the Institute for Comparative Studies in the Criminal and Social Sciences (Argentina) and employee at the Federal Criminal Cassation Chamber in the Judicial Branch of Argentina, and he’s now the Training Area Director of the JSCA with rich experience in legal consultancies and international projects. In addition, González has offered training programs and has participated as a presenter at seminars, workshops and meetings in the U.S., Canada, Austria, Mexico and many other countries.