Justice in Mexico Statement against Racism

[Para la versión en español, desplácese hacia abajo] Dear supporters: Justice in Mexico stands in solidarity with the Black community and protesters who are demanding the end of racial injustice and systemic racism. For nineteen years, Justice in Mexico has worked to strengthen rule of law in Mexico, but there can be no justice if […]

Justice in Mexico presents results of new study of Tijuana police

On March 12, 2015 Justice in Mexico presented the results of its latest Justiciabarómetro survey, titled: Diagnóstico integral de la policía municipal de Tijuana (in Spanish), developed in collaboration with the Institute for Security and Democracy (Instituto para la Seguridad y Democracia, INSYDE), the Law School of the Autonomous University of Baja California (Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, UABC) in Mexicali, […]

Detention Without Charge now available!

Justice in Mexico is pleased to announce the publication of Detention Without Charge, a special report provides a detailed assessment of the use of arraigo as a prosecutorial mechanism in Mexico, as national and international organizations have increasingly questioned the practice. Evidence collected for this report suggests that detention without charge is a poor substitute for due process protections […]

News Monitor Vol. 9 No. 9 now available!

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest Justice in Mexico News Monitor, covering the month of September 2014. The Justice in Mexico Project conducts original research, promotes public discourse, and informs public policies related to rule of law and security issues in Mexico. This academically-based, policy focused program is based at the Department of Political Science […]

Justice in Mexico deploys groundbreaking study of police in the city of Tijuana

Thanks to the support of the Open Society Foundation (OSF), Justice in Mexico and our partner organizations—the Instituto para Democracia y Seguridad, the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, the Universidad de Guadalajara, the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute—successfully deployed the first independent survey of the Tijuana police department,  as the third municipal police survey in the “Justiciabarómetro” (Justice […]

Research Internships

About Us: Justice in Mexico is a leading academic research initiative on crime and violence, judicial reform, and human rights in Mexico. Interns contribute to our work by gathering data, writing briefs and fact sheets, and providing direct assistance to the staff on a wide range of projects. Our interns earn up to 3 units […]

Justice in Mexico prepares “Justiciabarómetro” in Tijuana

Justice in Mexico visited Mexico to prepare the implementation of a study of police in the city of Tijuana. Tijuana will be the third police department to be analyzed by the study after the Metropolitan Zone of Guadalajara (2009) and Ciudad Juárez (2010). In 2011 the Project also completed a study directed to judges, prosecutors and public defenders in nine […]

Justice in Mexico conducts field research on justice system reform 

In late August 2014, Justice in Mexico project researchers Octavio Rodriguez and David Shirk visited Mexico City to gather information for a forthcoming report on efforts to implement sweeping changes to the country’s judicial system. This trip culminated several months of data gathering and monitoring media reports on Mexico’s transition from its traditional mixed-inquisitorial model […]

Totoaba Poaching Seizures Point to Increases in Environmental Crime

08/31/21 (written by rramos) – Officials from the federal Attorney General’s Office (Fiscalía General de la República, FGR) seized four properties in San Felipe, Baja California on August 12 after a joint investigation by multiple agencies determined the buildings were being used by a criminal network dedicated to the illegal trafficking of totoaba fish. Along […]

Slaying of Sonora Journalist Reignites Calls for More Protections

08/05/21 (written by rramos) – On July 22, journalist Ricardo Domínguez López was killed by a group of armed assailants in the parking lot of a shopping center in Guaymas, Sonora. At the time of his death, Domínguez López was director of local media outlet InfoGuaymas and also served as president of the Metropolitan Association […]

Former Top Official Implicated in Ayotzinapa Case Still Eluding Authorities

07/29/21 (written by rramos) – Authorities in Mexico continue to face difficulty in capturing Tomás Zerón de Lucio, the ex-director of the Criminal Investigation Agency (Agencia de Investigación Criminal, AIC) in the administration of former President Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018) who led the Mexican government’s controversial response to the 2014 disappearance of 43 students from […]

Mexico’s 2021 Elections Rocked By Political Violence

06/29/2021 (written by rramos) – Against the backdrop of a relatively high voter turnout and a mixed result for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s ruling leftist bloc, Mexico’s 2021 midterm elections were marred by widespread political violence throughout the country. On the polling day of June 6, various high-profile incidents, such as the tossing of […]

Wife of “El Chapo” Pleads Guilty to Drug and Money Laundering Charges

06/14/2021 (written by rramos) – The U.S. Department of Justice announced on June 10 that Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of jailed Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, pleaded guilty to several criminal charges related to drug trafficking and money laundering. The charges included conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana in the […]