Projects

Oral Adversarial Skill-Building Immersion Seminar (OASIS) is an oral advocacy training program that provides skill building and exchange opportunities. As a primary goal, OASIS offers oral trial litigation skills training for Mexican law professors, practicing attorneys, and law students to develop the competences and best practices necessary for the successful performance of their professional duties within the judicial system. 

Justice in Mexico’s “Justiciabarómetro” research initiative is a systematic attempt to gauge the current levels of professional development and attitudes among actors currently operating throughout the Mexican justice system, including police, prosecutors, public defenders, and judges

Memoria is a highly innovative and versatile initiative that comprises social empowerment, crime reporting and dialogue amongst experts. It is also a strategy to centralize data, as well as identify and report victims of organized crime. Through anonymous reports, the project seeks to engage civil society and increase transparency of information in Mexico.

Over the past several years, Justice in Mexico has provided pro bono expert witness testimony for persons who are fleeing violence and persecution in Mexico and seeking relief in the United States. To assist individuals that have been targeted for persecution in Mexico, the Justice in Mexico program’s Testigo project provides access to informational resources, offers pro bono expert testimony, and helps to advocate for better policies to assist asylum seekers.

Asesoría Legal Integral a Víctimas Indígenas en Oaxaca (ALIVIO) was created to train Mexico’s equivalent of a “victim advocate” and looks to specifically address the victimization of indigenous woman in the state of Oaxaca.  The ALIVIO trainings are made possible with the contributions of the Ethel Kennedy Foundation.

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