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.
- Associate Director, Latin American Program, & Senior Advisor, Mexico Institute
- President, Canales y Asociados and Founder, RENACE
- Public Policy Fellow
- Professor, Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE), Mexico
- Producer, Presumed Guilty
- Program Coordinator of the Justice in Mexico Project, University of San Diego
- Director of Studies, Program to Support Security and Justice at USAID/Mexico.
- Assistant Professor, University of Albany, SUNY
- Former Chief of Staff for the Executive Secretary of the Coordinating Council for Implementation of the Criminal Justice System, Ministry of Interior (SEGOB/SETEC)
- Center for Judicial Studies in the Americas (CEJA)
- Director of Programs, Open Society Justice Initiative
- Attorney General of the State of Baja California
- Nevada Attorney General