2017 • 1 month
Fundación para la Justicia (Foundation for Justice) works to improve access to justice for victims of crimes and human rights abuses through case litigation, research, and policy advocacy. The grant supports a regional meeting on the role of prosecutors in investigating crimes in Latin America. The meeting’s goal is to leverage the weight that international attention has on Mexico’s government and pave the way for policy makers to include civil society’s proposals in the design and implementation of the new Prosecutor’s Office that is expected to replace Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office in 2018.
2017 • 2 years • Human Rights
Fundación para la Justicia (Foundation for Justice) works to improve access to justice for victims of crimes and human rights abuses through case litigation, research, and policy advocacy. It is the lead organization for a broad coalition working on recommendations for Mexico’s new National Prosecutor’s Office. Building on its experience with justice institutions at the federal level, Foundation for Justice draws attention to the gaps and opportunities for improving the justice system. The award supports development of technically-sound policy proposals for the new Prosecutor’s Office and it entails drafting policy documents, gathering experts’ technical advice and dialogues with policy makers.
2016 • 2 years • Human Rights
Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho works to improve access to justice for victims of crimes and human rights abuses through case litigation, research, and policy advocacy. The project promotes improved investigative practices in cases of disappearances and homicides committed against vulnerable persons. It supports advocacy actions aimed at improving investigative agencies’ accountability as well as transparency in investigation proceedings.
2015 • 2 years • Migration
Fundacion para la Justicia y el Estado Democratico de Derecho (Foundation for Justice) is a Mexican organization created to assist victims of crime and human rights abuses in accessing justice. The award supports Foundation for Justice's advocacy work on behalf of the families of Central American migrants who went missing or were murdered in their transit through Mexico, as well as its efforts to effect policy changes to improve access to Mexico's justice system. The project also contributes to justice and redress for the victims of three high-profile migrant massacres that occurred between 2010 and 2011 in northern Mexico.
2012 • 3 years • Migration
Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho (“Foundation for Justice”) will create a regional network with organizations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to improve transit migrants’ access to justice. The network will engage government authorities and civil society advocates to facilitate reporting of crimes and human rights abuses, regardless of the victim´s nationality or location at the time of the violation. The grant will strengthen civil society’s capability to monitor the prevention of migrants’ rights violations in Mexico through the creation of the first comprehensive transnational archive of rights violations and crimes against migrants, and will support litigation on two high-profile cases in northern Mexico: the 2010 massacre of 72 migrants in Tamaulipas, and the 2011 discovery of mass graves.