Assessing Justice Reform in Mexico
August 24, 2017 | Grantee Publications | Human Rights

A MacArthur-supported report by the Instituto Mexicano de los Derechos Humanos y Democracia, Centro de los Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustín Pro, and Universidad Iberoamericana analyzes 100 judicial sentences in Mexico before and after justice reform was implemented in 2008. The report sheds light on persistent deficiencies in the Mexican justice system, including the ongoing reliance by judges on statements from witnesses or parties involved as opposed to scientifically-analyzed evidence. The report provides recommendations for improving the system, including improving understanding of the reforms by judges, public defenders, and prosecutors.

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