Below is a list of links to U.S. and Mexican academic programs working on rule of law, public security, judicial reform, and transparency in Mexico. To recommend additional links, report updates, or problems with any of these links, please contact email@example.com
Academic / Research Programs
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Seguridad Pública en México Website of Seguridad Publica, an academic initiative that analyzes official data on judicial statistics. Valuable data is available.
UNAM Laboratory for Research, Documentation and Analysis of Corruption and Transparency National Autonomous University of Mexico program supported by the World Bank to as a strategic reference for fighting corruption and promoting accountability in Mexico and around the world.
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