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ISSUP Argentina
criminal justice

Therapeutic Justice: Concept and advances in addressing drug-related situations

On July 3, 2020, ISSUP Argentina presented a webinar that addressed the topic of Therapeutic Justice. Concept and advances in addressing drug-related situations. 

Therapeutic justice is a legal paradigm that concerns "the study of the role of the law as a therapeutic agent". The proposal is based on developing the way this paradigm is given in the field of criminal justice, family justice and capacity determination in drug-related situations. Therapeutic Justice focuses on the impact of the law on the emotional spectrum and psychological well-being of people, worrying about the psychological, emotional and human side of the law, the legal process and legal actors.

Presenters: Dr. Maria Silvia Oyhamburu and Dr. Roberto Pagés

Maria Silvia OyhamburuDr. Maria Silvia Oyhamburu
PhD from the University of Vigo; Spain, with mention Cum Laude. He has postgraduate studies in Criminology, from the University of Salamanca, Spain.      He is a Social Assistant and, a lawyer from the Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences of the National University of La Plata; Argentina.
His research has resulted in intervention programs, including "Alternative Measures to Deprivation of Liberty" and "Learning to Grow", with publications in the specialty.

She was also a Judge of Minors in Florencio Varela, Judicial Department of Quilmes, province of Buenos Aires; Argentina.
She is currently a Judge of the Chamber of Appeal and Guarantees in criminal matters, La Plata Judicial Department, province of Buenos Aires; Argentina.
He is President of the Association in Argentina of Therapeutic Justice (AATJ) and, Member of the Board of Directors of the Ibero-American Association of Therapeutic Justice (AITJ)

Dr. Roberto Pagés
Judge of the Civil Chamber, Commercial and Mining of the Judiciary of the Roberto Pages Province of San Juan; Professor of Civil Procedural Law and Forensic Practice at the Catholic University of Cuyo (headquarters of San Juan).
Vice-President of the Argentine Therapeutic Justice Association (AITJ)
Former president of the Latin American Network of Judges between 2017 and 2019.
Member and delegate by San Juan of the Argentine Association of Procedural Law
Author of books and articles published in Argentina and abroad

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