JSCA’s Administration and Finance Area is managed by Auditor and Consultant María José Lazo. Its purpose is to correctly execute the institution’s budget in accordance with the guidelines set by the Board of Directors and through the work of its team. This area receives direct support from the Executive Leadership, Research and Projects Area, Training Area and Communications and Public Relations Area.

This area contributed to a series of projects in various countries in the region between 2014 and 2021. These include:


During this period, we also signed various agreements with renowned public and private institutions, universities and research centers. These include American University Washington College of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), the La Rioja (Argentina) public defender’s office, Peru’s Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, and the Costa Rican Judiciary. JSCA is currently developing agreements with Chile’s public defense service to support the country’s constitutional reform process, Brazil’s National Justice Council in Brasilia, and Mexico’s Federal Judicial Training School, among other entities.

JSCA signed 85 cooperation and technical assistance agreements between 2014 and 2021 in an effort to modernize the justice systems of the countries of the Americas.


Under the leadership of Jaime Arellano, we reconnected with various countries in the region in order to provide technical support for efforts to modernize their judicial systems. We have conducted consultancies for the Inter-American Development Bank, Universidad Lus Semper, the Haitian government, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) as well as other organizations.

Financial Results for 2014- 2021

The 2014-2021 financial reports have been audited by external companies selected through a bidding process that is conducted every three years. These entities have conducted an exhaustive review of all JSCA transactions during each period and offered us their opinion and analyses. This allowed us to meet all aspects of the International Financial Reporting Standards.

Información Institucional

Informe de Gestión
Centro de Estudios de Justicia de las Américas

Director responsable:
Jaime Arellano Quintana

Redacción y edición:
Leandra Medina
Claudio Soto
Aira Maya
Erika Rojas

Diseño y diagramación:
Marco González
Juan Núñez
Sandra Araneda

Banco fotográfico institucional

Esteban Rosales

Registro de propiedad intelectual:

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