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Judicial Reform in Mexico: Why it is Needed and Where Things Stand

Join us for a discussion assessing the need for judicial reform in Mexico and taking stock of current changes to the judicial system.

Date & Time

Dec. 4, 2012
9:00am – 2:30pm ET


In June 2008, Mexico adopted a series of far-reaching constitutional reforms designed to transform its criminal justice system from one based primarily on written record to a more open adversarial system of justice where trials are oral and public, and a presumption of innocence is clearly established.  The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute hosted a lively discussion of these reforms, why they are needed and how the implementation of reforms has proceeded.  


Hosted By

Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

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