Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA)
The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) is an international agency founded in 1999 at the request of the Organization of American States (OAS) to support justice system modernization processes in the region.
JSCA offers technical assistance, training, studies and research in order to support modernization efforts designed to improve justice systems:
- by conducting in-depth studies of justice systems and contributing innovative approaches to the discussion of judicial reform.
- by promoting cooperation and the exchange of experiences among key stakeholders in the justice sector at the regional level.
- by generating and disseminating instruments that improve information on justice in the Americas.
JSCA is headquartered in Santiago de Chile.
United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime
Corruption in the justice system – whether actual or perceived – poses a real threat to confidence in the rule of law. With this in mind, boosting judicial integrity is an integral part of the Doha Declaration Global Programme. Under the Judicial Integrity component of the Global Programme, UNODC will develop and strengthen global guidance and technical materials. The organization will also provide bilateral and regional technical assistance to support judiciaries in the development and implementation of strategies, measures and systems to strengthen integrity and accountability in the justice system.
Caribbean Court of Justice
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is one of the most unique courts in the world. Established in 2005, and currently led by the Rt Hon. Sir Dennis Byron, the CCJ functions as two courts in one. In its appellate jurisdiction it serves as a final court of appeal and in its original jurisdiction it protects the rights of citizens of the CARICOM states under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. The CCJ employs various technological and administrative approaches to provide high quality justice, guaranteeing accessibility, fairness, efficiency and transparency.