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Civic Engagement and the Judicial Reform: The role of civil society in reforming criminal justice in Mexico

Civic Engagement and the Judicial Reform: The role of civil society in reforming criminal justice in Mexico
Civic Engagement and the Judicial Reform: The role of civil society in reforming criminal justice in Mexico

Although civil society in Mexico has long been weak there have recently been encouraging signs of engagement and activism in response to the rule of law and security concerns. This report focuses on the role played by civil society in the judicial reform process, highlighting the efforts of organizations that have been influential and emblematic of civic activism in this area.

This Working Paper is the product of a joint project on civic engagement and public security in Mexico coordinated by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego.

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Octavio Rodriguez

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