Panama 

Background

Since 2019, ABA ROLI and Panama’s academic sector have worked together to improve integration of law schools into the country’s accusatorial criminal justice system. Under ABA ROLI’s New Advocates Training Course, law students learn about written and oral litigation skills in criminal procedures within the accusatory justice system in Panama. Students from the country’s four judicial districts also participate in mock trial competitions and study tours, which functions as a complement to the educational course. The program, Strengthening Legal Education in Criminal Law and Procedure in the Panamanian Accusatorial Criminal Justice System, is funded by the US Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

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Our work in Panama

Field Office Contact

To learn more about our work in Panama, contact the ABA Rule of Law Initiative at rol@americanbar.org.