Mexico’s New Fiscalía: A Way Out of Corruption and Impunity | Wilson Center
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Mexico’s New Fiscalía: A Way Out of Corruption and 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)

María Novoa
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) 

Remarks by

Ursula Indacochea
Senior Program Officer, Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF)

Ximena Suárez
Associate for Mexico, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) 


Maureen Meyer
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. 
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