Monitoring progress of criminal justice reform

Monitoring progress of criminal justice reform 15 October 2013

Reviewing cases, developing indicators and proposing new laws in Mexico

In Mexico, the District Attorney has had greater rights in the process than either the victims or the accused; the laws granted him power to decide the outcome of cases. This left an open door for political control and corruption.

20 million Mexicans are affected yearly by the Criminal System; with the high level of insecurity caused by criminal organisations, more than ever the country requires a criminal system that people can trust.

Reviewing cases, the Renace organisation came to the conclusion that the laws had faults that caused injustices; teamed up with academic and civil organisations and initiated a public campaign, to be understood by anyone; stating the cruelest atrocities of the present system and presented solutions based on changing the system from written to oral trails.

Read more about this nominee of Successful Innovations for the 2013 award