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Oficina de Defensoria de los Derechos de la Infancia A.C.

Mexico City, Mexico

Oficina de Defensoria de los Derechos de la Infancia A.C. was awarded $1,487,000 between 2007 and 2016, including 6 grants in Human Rights.

$200,000

2016 • 2 years • Human Rights

Oficina de Defensoria de los Derechos de la Infancia (ODI) specializes in strategic litigation, has expertise in legal representation of minors, and works closely with government and academic institutions to improve the quality of justice in Mexico. The award supports efforts to promote higher investigative standards through litigation and documentation of practices that hinder due process and obstruct justice. The documentation effort aims to raise awareness among the general public, opinion leaders and justice practitioners in order to contribute to improving investigative practices.

$100,000

2015 • 1 year, 9 months • Human Rights

Oficina de Defensoria de los Derechos de la Infancia (ODI) specializes in strategic litigation, has expertise in legal representation of minors, and works closely with government and academic institutions to improve the quality of justice in Mexico. The award supports the creation and operation of an online platform for effective strategic litigation. With Mexico’s transition to a new justice system, there is need for lawyers with litigation skills to successfully challenge poor police investigation. The web platform will increase the technical resources available to litigating lawyers and justice operators by pulling together databases on human rights-based legal arguments, ruling records of presiding judges, guidance in forensic fields and accepted standards for validating or challenging evidence.

$400,000

2013 • 3 years • Human Rights

The Oficina de Defensoria de los Derechos de la Infancia (ODI) proposes a series of activities to advance institutional change in Mexico’s justice system in four key areas (police investigations, prosecutions, forensic opinions, and judicial obligations) by incorporating the generation and dissemination of standards and procedures using broad strategic litigation of children’s rights.

$47,000

2012 • 1 year • Human Rights

Oficina de Defensoria de los Derechos de la Infancia is building public awareness and support for Mexico’s criminal justice reform process through the development of a ten-month public awareness and mobilization campaign revolving around an animated video clip with broad appeal. The project, which draws on private sector publicity expertise, merges social content with public media to provide a new platform and tools for justice reform proponents to engage in strategic communications that educate the public and respond to critics of the reform.

$500,000

2010 • 3 years, 6 months • Human Rights

To improve the judicial system's defense of vulnerable groups and individuals in Mexico (over 42 months).

$240,000

2007 • 3 years • Human Rights

In support of the defense of human rights through public interest litigation in Mexican constitutional courts (over three years).

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