This news story by Ken Ellingwood profiles a legal aid clinic that frequently takes cases that yield legal precedents or lead to new laws in an effort to modernize Mexico's legal system. The clinic is part of a Mexico City university, the Center for Economic Research and Teaching, and has seen an increase in public attention after POV — a showcase for independent non-fiction films — presented, broadcast, and distributed a film that shined a spotlight on problems in the country's justice system. Both the Center and POV are MacArthur grantees.

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Human Rights & International Justice, Human Rights, Justice, Mexico