Justice in Mexico

Oral trials in effect in eastern region of Morelos; in southern region in 2010

Morelos governor Marco Adame Castillo officially inaugurated this month the new accusatorial justice system in the eastern region of the state, in accordance with the sweeping justice reform package passed by congress last year. The justice reforms have oral trials as a key component, which it is hoped will bring expediency and transparency to Mexico’s admittedly sluggish justice system. Specifically, the reforms went into effect in the fifth and sixth judicial districts, based in the municipalities of Yautepec and Cuautla, respectively. At the inauguration, Castillo also reiterated his promise to see to the completion of the new judicial palace in Cuautla. Oral trials in the southern region of the state will go into effect in February of 2010, according to Mario Enrique Vázquez Rojas, Morelos’ assistant attorney general.

From the July Justice in Mexico Project’s Monthly News Report:



Martínez, Gabriela. “En marcha, nuevo sistema de justicia penal: Adame.” El Sol de Cuautla July 7, 2009.

Albarrán, Angelina. “Hasta 2010 juicios orales en el Surponiente.” El Sol de Cuernavaca July 20, 2009.

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