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Open Society Justice Initiative report details crimes against humanity in Mexico
Human Rights and Civil Society

Open Society Justice Initiative report details crimes against humanity in Mexico

10/03/16 (written by kheinle) — A report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative in June 2016 provides a scathing overview of crimes against humanity being committed in Mexico. The report, Undeniable Atrocities: Confronting Crimes Against Humanity in Mexico, finds that not only have crimes against humanity occurred, but also that those responsible, namely the Mexican government and the Zetas criminal organization, have not been held accountable.

Keynote speaker Supreme Court Justice José Ramón Cossīo Díaz with UNAM Faculty
Justice in Mexico

Justice in Mexico and UNAM School of Law co-host second International Symposium on Oral Adversarial Justice Systems in Mexico City

On September 8-9, Justice in Mexico’s Oral Advocacy Skill-building Immersion Seminar (OASIS) co-hosted the International Symposium on Oral Adversarial Justice Systems with the National Autonomous University of Mexico School of Law (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM) School of Law in Mexico City. Over 500 students, faculty, and community members and officials attended to learn about the successes, challenges, and next steps for Mexico’s comprehensive justice reform.

Ambrosio Soto Duarte became the mayor of Pungarabato, Guerrero in July of last year. Source: Excelsior.
Crime and Violence

Mayors Targeted in Recent Homicides: Octavio Rodríguez and David Shirk share insights with Latin American Advisor

9/6/16 —Less than two months ago, on July 23, two of Mexico’s mayors and one vice mayor were killed in seemingly unrelated attacks. The first case is of Ambrosio Soto …

OASIS San Francisco Participants meet with Justice Cuellar
Justice in Mexico

UNAM Law School Participants Complete OASIS San Francisco Study Trip

8/22/16 (written by msmith) —From August 1 to August 12, seven faculty members and four students from the   Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Law School were selected to participate in the third …

Iván and Jesús Guzmán (left to right), son's of notorious kingpin, Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán. Source: Twitter - Iván Guzmán.
Crime and Violence

Fighting escalates between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel

08/29/16 (written by kheinle) — The turf battle between the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generación, CJNG) and the Sinaloa Cartel has heated up recently. The rivalry …

logo of Merida Initiative
Human Rights and Civil Society

U.S. Congress reacts to human rights concerns in Mexico

08/16/16 (written by kheinle) — Human rights concerns in Mexico have prompted the U.S. Congress to urge the State Department to take action. A letter sent August 9 sponsored by …

Renowned Mexican journalist and social activist, Sergio Aguayo, has been sued by former Governor of Coahuila and former President of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), Humberto Moreira Valdés, for alleged moral damage to his reputation from an opinion piece published by Aguayo in January 2016.
Justice in Mexico

Former Governor sues Mexican academic and activist Sergio Aguayo for editorial

  8/9/16 — On July 15th, renowned Mexican journalist and social activist, Sergio Aguayo, was sued by  former Governor of Coahuila and former President of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, …

Judicial Reform

Justice in Mexico publishes Policy Brief on Mexico’s New Criminal Justice System

07/25/16 – Justice in Mexico is proud to release its newest publication, “The State of Judicial Sector Reform in Mexico.” With Mexico’s New Criminal Justice System (Nuevo Sistema de Justicia …

OASIS Boston participants at closing ceremony with OASIS Operations Coordinator Diana Sánchez, OASIS Field Coordinator Alfredo Ramírez Percastre, Dr. David Shirk, Professor Philip Heymann, UNAM Dean Raúl Juan Contreras, and UNAM representative Miguel González.
Justice in Mexico

UNAM Law School Participants Complete OASIS Boston Study Trip at Harvard Law School

7/22/16 (written by rkuckertz) —From July 4 to July 15, six faculty members and four students from the  UNAM Law School (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Facultad de Derecho) were selected to participate …

Senate approves Miscelánea Penal reforms.
Judicial Reform

Congress approves Miscelánea Penal reforms to bolster New Criminal Justice System

7/5/16 (written by sramirez) — The Mexican Senate recently approved the Miscelánea Penal reforms to support the New Criminal Justice System (Nuevo Sistema de Justicia Penal, NSJP), thus ultimately putting …

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