5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Advancing Justice Sector Reform in Mexico

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Mexico's deadline to fully implement new, adversarial criminal trial procedures is less than one year away. The government of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has pushed strongly to comply with the constitutionally mandated shift to the new criminal justice system by June 18, 2015, particularly in light of the country's ongoing security challenges. Together with the University of San Diego's Justice in Mexico program, the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will host a panel discussion to examine current efforts to implement the new reforms. The discussion will include a presentation of recent survey data on the views of judges, prosecutors, attorneys, and police, as well as insights from a delegation of visiting law professors attorneys from Mexico's National Autonomous University as part of the Oral Advocacy Skill-building Immersion Seminar (OASIS) funded by the Mérida Initiative. This program will be conducted in English and Spanish.

Speakers:

"Justice in Mexico: The Road Traveled and the Road Ahead"
David Shirk, Global Fellow, Mexico Institute; Professor, University of San Diego

"Progress Report: Judicial Reform Implementation in Mexico"
Octavio Rodriguez, Esq., Coordinator, Justice in Mexico, University of San Diego

"La preparación de la próxima generación de abogados en México"
Leoba Castañeda, Dean, Law School, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

"Algunos retos para el nuevo sistema penal"
Alberto Del Castillo Del Valle, Professor, Law School, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Comments:

Daniel Schneider, Professor, School of International Service, American University

 

Speakers

  • David Shirk

    Global Fellow
    Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences, University of San Diego; Director, Trans-Border Institute, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego.
  • Octavio Rodriguez

    Program Coordinator of the Justice in Mexico Project, University of San Diego
  • Leoba Castañeda

    Dean, Law School, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Alberto Del Castillo Del Valle

    Professor, Law School, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Daniel Schneider

    Professor, School of International Service, American University