2016 • 1 year, 8 months • Human Rights
Instituto para la Seguridad y Democracia (Insyde) specializes in creating and promoting measures to improve public security in Mexico through police reform, respect for human rights and due process, and the use of international standards by law enforcement institutions. Its work to improve investigations has gained recognition among relevant officials and agencies in project states. Over the last three years, Insyde worked with police and prosecutors’ offices in five states to develop protocols for investigating and prosecuting five types of crimes, including three that it will continue with this project: homicide, femicide, and human trafficking. Insyde will consolidate the advances that have been made through sustained dissemination of the protocols and final training and follow-up sessions. Specifically, Insyde will train investigative agencies’ personnel on the protocols in the two states that showed the most promise and interest, and will document the extent to which the protocols are being effectively adopted by the agencies. Through technical assistance sessions, Insyde will collect feedback on the challenges that personnel face in conducting effective investigations. This information will be used to promote recommendations for improving agencies’ investigative capacity.
2013 • 2 years, 11 months • Human Rights
The Institute for Security and Democracy (Insyde), a leading NGO in Mexico in the field of public security, will support the development of a new model of investigative police as a key element of Mexico’s new criminal justice system. In five states in which the new justice system is operational, the project will strengthen the effectiveness of the system and improve respect for human rights. The project is also designed to have a demonstration effect nationally.
2010 • 2 years, 11 months • Human Rights
To support public security policy reform in Mexico (over three years).
2007 • 3 years • Human Rights
In support of strengthening police accountability and civil society capacity building (over three years).
2007 • 1 year • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
In support of the national center for police accreditation.
2005 • 2 years • Human Rights
In support of building models for police accountability and civil society capacity building (over two years).