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The VII National Conference of Judges was held

The VII National Conference of Judges began this Thursday. The encounter brought together magistrates from all over the country, both from the Supreme Court of Justice as well as judges from the provincial superior courts, from the Court of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and from all jurisdictions and instances.

The opening ceremony was held at the Municipal Theater Coliseo Podestá in the city of La Plata.The justices of the Supreme Court, Ricardo Lorenzetti, Elena Highton de Nolasco, Horacio Rosatti and Carlos Rosenkrantz, attended the ceremony. In addition, other important figures attended:  the governor of the province of Buenos Aires, María Eugenia Vidal; the Minister of National Security, Patricia Bullrich; the Minister of Justice of the Nation, Germán Garavano; the Minister of Justice of the province of Buenos Aires, Gustavo Ferrari; the president of the Supreme Court of Justice of the province of Buenos Aires, Luis Genoud; the president of the Federal Chamber of La Plata, Roberto Lemos Arias; the president of the Federal Board of Courts, Rafael Gutiérrez; the president of the Association of Magistrates; Ricardo Recondo and the president of the Argentine Federation of the Magistracy, Víctor Vélez.

The conference continued on Thursday and Friday, at the headquarters of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (Talcahuano 550, 4th floor, City of Buenos Aires).


Full Speech (in spanish)



Thursday, October 27

15.30 to 19 – Simultaneous Panels:

Independence of the Judiciary: independent judicial career, based on objective criteria, with equal opportunities for employees, officials and lawyers; budgetary autonomy presented at the last national conference; creation of a fund for provincial justices; reforms to improve the independent functioning of the judiciary councils.

State Policies of the Judiciary for the protection of the most vulnerable: intra-family violence and human trafficking: report of the Office of National Domestic Violence, of the provinces, diagnosis of femicides and human trafficking; gender: report by the Women’s Office on what has been done at national and international levels regarding gender equality; retirees and pensioners: pension mobility rights; access to justice: report on what has been done throughout the country; Judicial application of social rights: to health benefits, housing, work, consumers.

Drug trafficking: State policies in the fight against drug trafficking; report of the National Commission, economic crime, money laundering; creation of a Research Agency.


Friday, October 28

9 to 10.30 – Simultaneous Panels:

Impact of the Civil and Commercial Code: jurisprudential debates in civil, commercial, labor, environmental and consumer spheres.

Federalism and the Judiciary: reality and challenges; dual federalism and concerted federalism; articulation of local unconstitutional appeals and extraordinary appeal; status of interprovincial and intrastate regional law.

10.45 to 12.15 – Simultaneous Panels:

Trials for crimes against humanity: report on the evolution of trials against humanity in the different jurisdictions.

Corruption and impunity: the investigation of crimes linked to corruption; obtaining national and international information; procedural regime and public control; duration of the processes; the role of the judicial powers in citizen security.

12.30 – Closing ceremony

The basis of corruption cases that are processed in the federal courts of Comodoro Py will be presented. It consists of a permanent updating base, prepared by the National Criminal and Correctional Chamber and the Supreme Court, which includes all the data on the files and status of the cases, with links to the different resolutions that were issued in the process; It has a search engine, which allows different queries to be made depending on the accused, whistleblowers, crimes investigated, status of the processes, etc.