Academic Institutions, Non-governmental Organizations, and Blogs
Asociación de Municipios de México, A.C. (AMMAC)
The Mexican Municipal Association (AMMAC) founded in 1994, is an organization that brings together municipalities in order to resolve common problems and reach higher grounds of understanding for the city councils of Mexico.
Border Battle, KPBS
Bringing home the drug war.
Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies
(University of California, San Diego)
Former website of the Justice in Mexico Project, hosted by Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego
Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos, Universidad de Georgetown — The Mexico Project
The Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. seeks to promote the investigation, teaching, and public debate of themes related to Latin America.
Centro de Derecho Público, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
The objective of the Public Law Center of the Autonomous Mexican Institute of Technology is to conduct applied research in public policy, particularly in the justice system and the protection of fundamental rights.
Centro de Estudios de Política Criminal y Ciencias Penales, A.C. (CEPOLCRIM)
The objective of the Center for Political Crime and Penal Sciences is to provide research and disseminate information in an effort to advance the criminal justice system. It promotes a culture of democracy and ensures that the criminal justice system serves all citizens.
Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo/Center for Development Research (CIDAC)
Website of CIDAC, a Mexico City think tank devoted to generating policy solutions to advance the democratic and economic development of Mexico
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE)
Website of CIDE, a leading Mexico City think tank and higher-learning institution, which generates research on economic, electoral, and policy issues. Researchers on criminal, legal, and justice issues include Layda Negrete and Roberto Hernandez Ruiz
Consejo Ciudadano de Seguridad Pública del DF
No website/contact info found
Democracia, Derechos Humanos y Seguridad (DDHS)
Mexican non-profit agency focused on advancing the rule of law in Mexico through educational and training programs on civic awareness
Drugs, Law and Conflict
Thoughts and research on drug-related violence and disorder.
Estudios de Opinión y Participación Social, A. C. (EOPSAC)
EOPSAC is a civil association whose objective is to bring attention to social issues and construct alternative policy solutions.
Ética Jurídica is a forum for the research, debate, and study of legal ethics as it relates to professional conduct and regulation in the field of law.
Fundación IDEA, A.C.
The Foundation for the Implementation, Design, Evaluation, and Analyses of Public Policy (IDEA) is an apolitical independent non-profit organization whose mission is to design and promote innovative public policy that advances equality and poverty alleviation through economic development. It is a resource for independent analysis for the government and the general public.
Fundación Mexicana de Reintegración Social, A.C. (Reintegra)
The Mexican Foundation for Social Reintegration is an apolitical Mexican non-profit organization that specializes in preventing crime and advances improved public security.
Website of Fundar, identified as a non-partisan think tank and watchdog agency that seeks the transformation of Mexican society into a consolidated democracy
The mission of Institución Renace is to defend innocent persons with limited resources who have been unjustly accused and to support responsible liberty for those who have been accused of a minor crime for the first time in order to reintegrate them into society.
Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University, Working Paper Series
The ILAS Working Papers on Latin America are articles, research reports, position papers and various other works-in-progress by faculty, visiting scholars and other affiliates of the Institute of Latin American Studies and Columbia University.
Instituto Ciudadano de Estudios Sobre la Inseguridad/Citizens’ Institute on Public Safety Studies (ICESI)
Website of ICESI, a major public safety-focused NGO in Mexico that produces valuable data on crime rates
Instituto Cultural Ludwig von Mises, A.C. (ICUMI)
The mission of the Ludwig von Mises Cutural Institute is to defend and promote liberty with responsibility through ethical education, human activities, and public policy.
Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas/Institute of Judicial Research
Affiliated with the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the Institute research projects encompass more than a dozen separate areas on Mexican jurisprudence.
Instituto de Investigaciones en Innovación y Gobernanza
Affiliated with the Universidad de Guadalajara, the Institute identifies and promotes best practices in government which can be replicated. It offers innovative models at all levels to all public officials, and to executives in municipal, local, and federal governments in both Mexico and Latin America.
Instituto Mexicano para la Justicia/Mexican Institute for Justice (IMEJ)
Non-profit think tank dedicated to improving the carrying out of justice in Mexico
Instituto Nacional Ciudadano de Seguridad y Justicia, A.C.
No website found.
Justice Studies Center of the Americas/Centro de Estudios de Justicia de las Américas
Website of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas/Centro de Estudios de Justicia de las Americas, Santiago, Chile-based agency funded through the Organization of American States and focused on issues of justice-system reform in Latin America
Justicia Ciudadana, A.C.
No website found.
Latin America Database
Website of “SourceMex: Economic News and Analysis on Mexico,” part of the Latin American Database run by the Latin American and Iberian Institute of the University of New Mexico. Archived site features regularly compiled news syntheses of Mexican political and economic developments.
Libertad de Informacion Mexico
Non-profit organization sponsored by institutions such as the National Endowment for Democracy and the Open Society Institute Justice Initiative. This website is dedicated to analysis of law reform activities grounded in the safeguarding of freedom of information in Mexico
México Unido Contra la Delincuencia, A.C.
Website not functional.
Mexico’s Drug War
An ongoing analysis of southwest border violence issues by an experienced intelligence professional.
Mexico Under Siege
The drug war at our doorstep.
Movimiento Pro-vecino, A. C.
The objective of Movimiento Provecino, A.C. is to better the quality of life for the inhabitants of Mexico City and the surrounding urban zones.
Comments, Observations, News Links and Information about narcotraffic and narcoviolence in Mexico.
National Security Archive Collection (U.S.A.)
Link to webpage of “The Mexico Project,” part of the non-governmental National Security Archive collection housed at George Washington University. Site features research regarding recent revelations on Mexico’s so-called “Dirty War” of the 1970s.
North American Consortium on Legal Education
The North American Consortium on Legal Education (NACLE) comprises 13 participating law schools in Canada, Mexico and the United States. The consortium offers law students the opportunity to participate in in semester long exchanges at its member universities.
Open Society Justice Initiative
Website of the Justice Initiative, a program sponsored by the Open Society Institute and dedicated to law reform activities grounded in the safeguarding of human rights around the world
Political Database of the Americas
Affiliated with Georgetown University, the Political Database of the Americas features resources for comparative analysis of governmental institutions in the Americas
Homepage of non-governmental organization that works to strengthen judicial institutions and the rule of law in Mexico. PRODERECHO aims to increase the accountability of authorities and seeks to reverse inequalities in the legal system
Pro Derecho (News Synopses)
PRODERECHO website featuring news synopses on penal reform in Mexico, synthesized from diverse subnational and national periodicals
Website of Programa Atalaya, a human rights-focused NGO, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in conjunction with Ronda Ciudadana NGO
The objective of Project Atatl is to facilitate governmental collaboration between federal, state, and local jurisdictions in the design, development, and application of activities to create greater transparency and to combat corruption.
Proyecto para la Mediación en México ABA/USAID
Web site of advocacy project aimed at promoting court-annexed mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method in Mexico. The “Mediation in Mexico” Project operated over 2001-2006 in 22 Mexican states and provided technical legal assistance on the drafting of mediation laws and the design and operation of mediation centers. Jointly sponsored by the American Bar Association and the U.S. Agency for International Development, it also helped to train hundreds of mediators.
Website of Ronda Ciudadana, an NGO dedicated to increasing civic awareness and strengthening Mexican civil society
Website of non-profit organization dedicated to increasing consciousness of public safety issues
Security Corner Mexico
Travel safety, personal protection, crime prevention and public security in Mexico
Seguridad Pública en México
Website of Seguridad Publica, an academic initiative that analyzes official data on judicial statistics. Valuable data is available.
The Narco News Bulletin
Reporting on the Drug War and Democracy from all America.
Trans-Border Institute (University of San Diego)
Website of Trans-Border Institute, which oversees the Justice in Mexico Project, at the University of San Diego
Mexican chapter of Transparency International.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Website of the “Mexico Institute” of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Government Departments and Government-Funded Agencies
Under the Volcano: Notes on Mexican Politics
This blog and our Mexico newsletter seeks to provide a concise summary of the major political developments in Mexico.
Website that publicizes ongoing developments on process to incorporate oral argument in Oaxacan justice proceedings.