ACADEMY COMMITTEE FOR CHILE
Hon. Haroldo Brito Cruz, Academic Committee – Justice Haroldo Brito Cruz is a former justice of the Supreme Court of Chile. President of the Judicial Study Institute “Hernán Correa de la Cerda”. He has been president of the Association of Magistrates of the National Body of Justice, Latin American Federation of Magistrates. He has also been Vice President of the International Union of Magistrates. He is a professor of the Center University of Chile.
Hon. Héctor Carreño Seaman, Academic Committee – Justice Héctor Carreño Seaman is a former justice of the Supreme Court of Chile. He is a professor on the Faculty of Law of the University of Chile and of the Judicial Academy of Chile. Scholarship Holder Fulbrigth for the study of Law in the Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, California (1994). Internship on Paris and Burdeos about Evaluation System, Scholl of Magistrates (1997).
Hon. Diego Simpértigue Limare, Academic Committee – Judge Simpértigue Limare is currently judge of the Court of Appeal in Concepción. He has been president of the Association of Magistrates of the National Body of Justice. He is currently president of the Regional Association to Bio- Bio. He is university professor and director of the Judicial Study Institute.
Dr. Carlos Zepeda Hernández, Academic Committee – Mr. Hernández is a lawyer. He also has education on industrial civil engineering. Dr. Zepeda Hernández is managing partner of Estudio “Espina, Zepeda & Acosta”, a law firm which specializes in business and corporative issues, handling national and international clients as D&S, McDonald Chile, Pfizer Chile, ING, Reebok Chile, Ernst&Young, Viña Tarapacá, Jucosa, Bancard, Corporación Educacional Pedro de Valdivia, Metalpar e Inmobiliaria Simonetti.
Dr. Raúl Tavolari Oliveros, Academic Committee – Mr. Oliveros is a lawyer. He is a profesor on the Faculty of Law of the University of Chile. He also teaches law at the Law School of the University of Valparaíso and of the Center University. He is co-author of the Criminal Law Procedure, co-author of the First DRAST of the organic law to the Public Department and Advicer of the Executive Authority in the DRAST of the Arbitration Law. He has published articles in legal publications on a variety of legal subjects. He is member of the International Association of Procedure Law. He is also honorary member of the Uruguayan Institute of Procedure Law. He is currently president of the Ibero American Institute of Procedure Law. Dr. Tavolari is the main managing partner of “Estudio Tavolari Abogados”, founded in Valparaíso on 1915 y and partner of “Estudio Tavolari Abogados & Rodríguez y Compañía” (Santiago).
Hon. Luis Francisco Avilés Mellado, Executive Director – Judge Mellado is currently criminal magistrate judge in the city of Santiago. Previously he was a clerk for the Santiago Court of Appeals. He is a law graduate from the University of Chile and post graduate in criminal law in the University of Barcelona an Pompeu Fabra, Spain. He is also a litigation professor in the University Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago and he is an assistant in the same area in the University of Chile. He cooperates with the Justice Study Center of the Law Faculty of the University of Chile and in the Judicial Studies Institute, and has also participated in several courses as an instructor in the Chilean Judicial Academy.
Hon. Mauricio Olave Astorga, Executive Vice Director. Judge Astorga has a degree in Criminal Law in the North Catholic University (Chile). Dr. Olave Astorga is currently judge of the Criminal Court in Santiago.
ACADEMY COMMITTEE FOR MEXICO
Hon. Jorge Arturo Camero Ocampo, President – In 1989, Judge Camero Ocampo graduated from the Universidad Autónoma in the state of Morelos, Mexico as an attorney. He has specialties in: procedural law; administrative law; and criminal law and laws governing the judiciary from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, the Universidad Panamericana, and the Federal Judicial Institute, respectively. He studied for a master’s degree in law with a constitutional focus at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma of Mexico. During his career of more than twenty years of uninterrupted service in the Mexican federal judiciary, Judge Camero Ocampo has acted as the Clerk of Court and Clerk of the District Court and Clerk of the Circuit “Tribunal Colegiado” (a court having three or more judges). He obtained the position of District Judge through a civil service exam, and starting in 2000, obtained an appointment as Circuit Magistrate through the civil service, a position that was confirmed by the full Federal Judicial Council in recognition of the performance over his judicial career. In 2004, Judge Camero Ocampo was designated General Coordinator of the Circuit Magistrates. In February of 2005, he was named President of the National College of Circuit Magistrates and District Judges of the Judiciary of the Federation of Mexico. In October of that same year, he became the President-elect of the Ibero-American Association of Intellectual Property Judges, Prosecutors, and Jurists in Munich, Germany. Judge Camero Ocampo has been a speaker at various forums, seminars, and symposiums, both national and international, and has also published various articles and legal studies in books and journals. He was the co-author of the book “Ley General del Sistema de Medios de Impugnación en Materia Electoral Comentada” (General Law of the System of Methods of Impeachment in Electoral Matters). He founded, and currently directs and manages, the television program “Justicia a Profundida” (Justice to Depth) which is transmitted over the judicial channel of Mexico.