The project “Improving Access to Civil Justice in Latin America” was developed and implemented by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) with the technical and financial support of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) from 2015 to 2022.

The goal of the project was to increase access to civil justice for individuals in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly members of at-risk groups. To that end, JSCA has engaged in a broad effort to support, train and guide civil justice modernization and improvement initiatives related to access to justice developed in the region’s justice systems.

Over the course of the project, JSCA conducted studies, offered training activities, ran programs to exchange information, provided technical assistance, and engaged in other activities directed at the States and civil society in the region.

“Improving Access to Civil Justice in Latin America” has made significant progress towards implementing more equitable and efficient civil justice that respects the rights of individuals involved in legal proceedings in the region.


This project has had a direct reach in 12 countries in the Americas:

1.- Argentina
2.- Brazil
3.- Bolivia
4.- Colombia
5.- Chile
6.- Ecuador
7.- El Salvador
8.- Honduras
9.- Guatemala
10.- Mexico
11.- Nicaragua
12.- Peru