• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Conference Brings International Judicial Experts

July 20, 2007

Judges, prosecutors and lawyers from 10 Latin American countries inaugurated a conference in San José Tuesday that will focus on penal system reforms using Japan as an example.

“Japan has one of the lowest crime rates in the world,” said Elías Carranza, director of the United Nations’ Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (ILANUD).

He told The Tico Times the biggest problem in Costa Rica, which he said has one of the best penal systems in the Americas, is the lack of public defenders.

Conference attendees will spend the 10 days analyzing the role of public defenders and prosecutors in criminal processes and the main problems for justice systems in Latin America. They will also get to know the success story of Japan.

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court president Luis Paulina Mora and Chief Prosecutor Francisco Dall’Anese are among speakers scheduled to appear.

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica’s exports grow to record level despite pandemic
Business
3514 views
Business
3514 views

Costa Rica’s exports grow to record level despite pandemic

AFP - January 22, 2021

Costa Rica's exports grew 2% in 2020 compared to the previous year, despite the limitations imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic,…

United States to mandate isolation after return from international travel
Costa Rica
2670 views
Costa Rica
2670 views

United States to mandate isolation after return from international travel

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 21, 2021

New U.S. President Joe Biden has signed an executive order requiring international travelers to self-quarantine upon returning to the country.…

Lottery Fever Soars Across the Globe in Hopes to Win $1 Billion Jackpot in Mega Millions, Try Your Luck from Costa Rica
Sponsored content
27 views
Sponsored content
27 views

Lottery Fever Soars Across the Globe in Hopes to Win $1 Billion Jackpot in Mega Millions, Try Your Luck from Costa Rica

The Lotter - January 21, 2021

The Mega Millions jackpot could soon set a new record as online lottery play drives up ticket sales. Residents of…