05/11/17- Justice in Mexico will present findings from their 2017 Justiciabarómetro report which provides a comprehensive measure on the perspectives of judicial operators in Mexico on a variety of topics including judicial system effectiveness, compensation levels, and attitudes toward Mexico’s recent problems with crime and violence. Importantly, the study finds that there have been changes in judicial attitudes toward recent reform efforts, including a notable increase in favorability among judges toward the use of oral, adversarial trial procedures introduced in June 2008 and implemented nationwide over an eight-year period.
Discussing Changes in Adversarial Trial Procedures in Mexico
In the lead up to the June 18, 2016 deadline for the use of oral, adversarial trial procedures to be implemented nationwide, Justice in Mexico worked with the Mexican polling firm Data- Opinion y Mercados (Data OPM) to conduct the second Justiciabarómetro survey of more than 700 Mexican judges, prosecutors, and public defenders, building on a previous study conducted in 2010. The 2016 Justiciabarómetro study is the largest survey ever of Mexican judges and was administered in 12 states with varying levels of progress in implementing the reforms. Importantly, the results from the survey demonstrate important progress for the transition to the new criminal justice system. While anecdotal data emphasizes judges and other judicial operators are largely opposed to the new adversarial system, the Justiciabarómetro survey findings dispel these claims as the judges and other judicial operators largely appear to be conscious and supportive of the benefits of reforms to Mexican criminal procedures.
The presentation of the report will be held at:
Sala de Usos Múltiples del Edificio del Poder Judicial del Estado de Baja California
Mexicali, Baja California
17 de mayo, a partir de las 11 hrs.
Speakers for this event include:
David Shirk, Director of Justice in Mexico, Associate Professor and Director of the M.A. program in Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego.
Octavio Rodríguez, Coordinator of Justice in Mexico
Judge Luciano Angulo Espinoza, State of Baja California