Sandra Araneda

Mediation as a patch

…The only viable option for the mediation law to move forward would seem to be its remote configuration, taking advantage of all of the virtual approaches that emerged because of the pandemic. This could be an interesting option because it will come up against a bleak schedule following the reopening of the civil courts due to the brutal economic crisis and its impact on levels…

Sandra Araneda

Transforming the Chilean Police (Carabineros de Chile)

“We must move towards real technical and political oversight that leads this process and focuses on civil preventative policing.” The transformation -not a modernization- of Chile’s Carabineros police service must be a priority for the Chilean government. Carabineros de Chile has enjoyed recognition throughout the Americas but has been exhibiting problems similar to those experienced by other police forces in the region for several years.…

Sandra Araneda

JSCA’s Executive Director: “COVID halted Latin America’s justice systems”

The emergency has taught us that all countries must invest more in information technology and guarantee Internet access.* *Interview with journalist Diana Lastiri published in Mexico’s El Universal on November 12, 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Latin America’s justice systems were completely paralyzed for a few days. Mexico was no exception, and the situation left several lessons in its wake for the country’s judicial branches…

Sandra Araneda

Interview with the Executive Director of JSCA in EMOL (Chile): Proponent of the Criminal Procedure Reform 20 Years After Its Application: “We still need to make progress on financial crimes.”

In an interview with Emol, former undersecretary and current Executive Director of JSCA Jaime Arellano underscored the importance of “the Chilean criminal justice system acquiring increasingly strong legitimacy with the people.”* *This interview was conducted by journalist Tamara Cerna with EMOL (Chile) and was published on Sunday, December 13, 2020. “The first thing we have to do is recognize that there has been a paradigm…

Sandra Araneda

Interview: JSCA Director of Research and Projects analyzes institutional report on the Chilean justice system in the context of the 2019 social protests

On Radio Usach, Universidad de Santiago de Chile’s radio station, Marco Fandiño stated that the study recommends creating a special prosecutor’s office on human rights along with technical support from the IACHR.* *This text was drafted by journalist Rodrigo Alcaíno Padilla after the Radio Usach program aired on Friday, December 18, 2020. “Only 1% of the eight thousand complaints have led to charges being brought…