Mexico’s New Fiscalía: A Way Out of Corruption and Impunity
The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, The Due Process of Law Foundation and the Washington Office on Latin America invite you to the event Mexico's New Fiscalía: A Way Out of Corruption & Impunity.
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Faced with ongoing challenges of corruption and impunity, Mexico is undergoing an historic transformation of its criminal justice system for over a decade. One recent change is the proposed transition from a presidentially appointed Attorney General to the creation of a more independent National Prosecutor’s Office, the Fiscalía General. If implemented well, the new National Prosecutor’s Office could reduce political influence over criminal investigations and reduce impunity —where approximately 98 percent of crimes go unpunished. Join our panel of experts to discuss the status of this transition, civil society proposals for the Fiscalía, and the challenges that lie ahead as the country tries to build a more effective justice system.
Eric L. Olson
Senior Advisory, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center
Ana Lorena Delgadillo
Executive Director, Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho
Gustavo de Hoyos Walther
National President, Confederación Patronal de la República Mexicana (COPARMEX)
Director of the Justice Program, Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo A.C. (CIDAC)
Roberto Ochoa Romero, PhD
Head of the Coordination Division on Planning, Development & Institutional Innovation (COPLADI), Mexico's Office of the General Prosecutor (PGR)
Senior Program Officer, Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF)
Associate for Mexico, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
Senior Associate for Mexico and Migrant Rights, WOLA
This event will be in English and Spanish and interpretation will be available. A live stream of the event will be available. A light lunch will be provided starting at 11:30 a.m. Please note the event will begin at 12:00 p.m. Co Sponsored By:
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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