Since 2005, TBI Justice in Mexico Project has worked to promote security, judicial reform, and the rule of law in Mexico not only through monitoring and research, but also through consensus building on critical policy issues and professional training. The project is highly collaborative, coordinating its research agenda and activities with prestigious scholars, government officials and non-governmental organizations from both Mexico and the United States. The project has been highly effective in analyzing and promoting dialogue about public security and judicial reform efforts at the national and state level. TBI’s efforts helped build support for sweeping changes approved in 2008 by the Mexican Congress, including the introduction of oral trials, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and new police reforms. The project also organizes conferences, seminars and roundtables to serve to educate students and professionals in Mexico and the U.S.
Besides research, the project activities currently center on technical assistance on the implementation and performance of key reforms in Mexico, briefings for policy makers in both countries, trainings for judicial system professionals in Mexico and a series o public forums.
|The project generates cutting edge research to evaluate security and violence, transparency and accountability, and justice and human rights issues in Mexico. This includes the compilation of data from credible sources to monitor developments in these topics, along with relevant institutional reform processes through ground-breaking surveys that generate original data for analysis and dissemination.|
|The project produces and distributes publications focused on the analysis of JMP’s research areas. The results from its research has been and continues to be published in several books, policy reports, fact sheets, and working papers. JMP also produces a detailed monthly report that aggregates information from multiple sources based on regular monitoring of international, national, and sub-national media.|
|The project conducts regular monitoring, research, and analysis of the major research areas and generates monthly reports documenting and cataloguing a wide range of events and related issues. The JMP website also hosts a news blog that provides interested readers with access to information and resources that could otherwise be difficult to find.|
|The project regularly briefs agencies and institutions to provide balanced expert assessments in an attempt to maintain both sustained attention on relevant U.S.-Mexico issues and to avoid hyperbolic rhetoric and responses. It also provides consultative support to external institutions upon request. JMP has also assisted the implementation of Mexico’s judicial reform by providing educational exchanges and training programs for lawyers, students, and public servants.|
|The project sponsors and organizes seminars, conferences, and events to promote a constructive dialogue on relevant research topics. It also serves as an informational resource for international media, and its research has been featured in television, radio, and print outlets worldwide.|