Search

 

Cablegate: Argentine Embassy Support for "Judges Go to School" Program

VZCZCXRO5688
PP RUEHCD RUEHGA RUEHGD RUEHHA RUEHHO RUEHMC RUEHQU RUEHTM RUEHVC
DE RUEHBU #2014 2831242
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 101242Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRES
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 9442
INFO RUCNMRC/WESTERN HEMISPHERIC AFFAIRS DIPL POSTS PRIORITY

UNCLAS BUENOS AIRES 002014

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KPAO KSUM PGOV AR
SUBJECT: ARGENTINE EMBASSY SUPPORT FOR "JUDGES GO TO SCHOOL" PROGRAM
WIDELY PRAISED

1. AMBASSADOR WAYNE ON OCTOBER 3 GAVE REMARKS AT THE ARGENTINE
SUPREME COURT DURING THE INAUGURAL CEREMONY OF A MOCK TRIAL
ORGANIZED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF JUDGES AND JUDICIAL OFFICIALS OF THE
NATIONAL JUDICIARY AND THE NGO ASOCIACION CONCIENCIA AS PART OF
THEIR "JUDGES GO TO SCHOOL" PROGRAM. FOUNDED TWO YEARS AGO, "JUDGES
GO TO SCHOOL" BRINGS JUDGES TO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS TO TEACH STUDENTS
ABOUT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THEIR RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW. TECHNIQUES,
CASE STUDIES, AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ARE TAILORED TO EACH SCHOOL
AND ARE DESIGNED TO PROMOTE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS, CONSENSUS
BUILDING, AND PARTICIPATION IN THE SCHOOL AND THE LARGER COMMUNITY.
FUNDED BY THE US EMBASSY SINCE ITS INCEPTION, THE PROGRAM HAS NOW
REACHED 900 STUDENTS IN THE CITY AND PROVINCE OF BUENOS AIRES AND
THE PROVINCES OF SANTA FE AND CHUBUT. ORGANIZERS HOPE TO EXPAND THE
PROGRAM SOON TO OTHER PROVINCES.

2. DURING THE INAUGURAL CEREMONY, THE EMBASSY4S SUPPORT FOR THE
PROGRAM WAS PRAISED IN THE OPENING REMARKS OF ALL PARTICIPANTS,
INCLUDING VICE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT ELENA HIGHTON DE
NOLASCO, THE VICE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THE VICE
CHAIRWOMAN OF THE ASSOCIATION OF JUDGES LIDIA SOTO. THE "JUDGES GO
TO SCHOOL" PROGRAM IS PART OF A BROADER, LONG-TERM EMBASSY EFFORT
(LAUNCHED IN 2001) TO WORK WITH A CONSORTIUM OF ARGENTINE
ORGANIZATIONS (BOTH GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE) INVOLVED IN IMPROVING
THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE IN ARGENTINA. THIS EFFORT, INVOLVING
SPEAKERS, VOLUNTARY VISITOR AND INTERNATIONAL VISITOR EXCHANGE
PROGRAMS, AND DVCS, OPERATES UNDER THE RUBRIC OF "JUSTICE UNDERGOING
CHANGE" AND HAS PRODUCED NOT ONLY GOOD PRESS AND GOOD WILL, BUT ALSO
POSITIVE RESULTS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF CONTINUED INVOLVEMENT IN
PROMOTING JUSTICE REFORM, WE HAVE SEEN CONTINUED MOVEMENT BY THE
ARGENTINE JUSTICE SYSTEM TOWARDS INCREASED ACCESS TO JUSTICE THROUGH
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND MORE EFFICIENCY IN MANAGING CASES
AND TRAINING JUDGES.

3. THE MOCK TRIAL EVENT WAS WIDELY COVERED BY THREE MAJOR DAILIES,
CLARMN, LA NACISN AND LA PRENSA (ESTIMATED READERSHIP 700,000), A
REGIONAL WEB PORTAL INFOREGION, TWO WIRE SERVICES, GOVERNMENT-OWNED
TELAM AND PRIVATELY-OWNED DYN (BOTH WITH COUNTRY WIDE REACH), THREE
RADIO STATIONS, CONTINENTAL, RIVADAVIA, AMERICA (COMBINED ESTIMATED
LISTENERSHIP 300,000), AND GOVERNMENT-OWNED TV CHANNEL 7 (NATIONAL
PENETRATION) AND PRIVATE TV CABLE SIGNAL C5N. ALL REPORTS WERE
POSITIVE, AND MOST CARRIED QUOTES FROM THE AMBASSADOR'S REMARKS.

4. TO SEE MORE BUENOS AIRES REPORTING, VISIT OUR CLASSIFIED WEBSITE
AT:
HTTP://WWW.STATE.SQOV.GOV/P/WHA/BUENOSAIRES

WAYNE

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Timor-Leste: UN Agencies Support Response In Wake Of Deadly Floods

United Nations agencies in Timor-Leste are supporting response efforts, as floods and landslides left widespread damage across the country, including in the capital, Dili. According to media reports, at least 21 people died in the country and many ... More>>

Myanmar: Stop ‘Widespread Violence’ Against Children, UN Officials Urge

Senior United Nations officials on Thursday strongly condemned the ongoing violence by Myanmar’s security forces against civilians, including children, as the members of the Security Council expressed alarm at the rapidly deteriorating situation in ... More>>

COVID-19 Origins Report Inconclusive: We Must ‘Leave No Stone Unturned’ – WHO Chief

The report from a team of international scientists assembled by the World Health Organization (WHO) to examine how COVID-19 first spread to humans was published on Tuesday, and was described by the UN health agency’s chief as a welcome start, ... More>>

Focus On: UN SDGs


Department Of Global Communications: UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ Message For World Health Day 2021

5 APRIL 2021 As COVID-19 Reveals Immoral Inequities in Health System, Secretary-General Observance Message Calls for Applying Policies, Assigning Resources to Ensure Everyone Thrives Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World ... More>>


Global Development: Responding To COVID-19 Pandemic, Young People Advocate For Bold Solutions

From climate action to addressing inequalities and building peace, youth leaders scale up efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 7 to 8 April 2021 Follow on UN Web TV Youth leaders, activists and youth-led organizations around the world ... More>>

SDG Action Awards: Winners Announced

Mobilizing, inspiring, and connecting individuals around the globe to #TurnItAround for people and planet Bonn, Germany, 25 March - The 2020 SDG Action Awards Ceremony, which took place on 25 March as a part of the fifth SDG Global Festival of Action ... More>>