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Judicial System Reform

In 2008, Mexico passed a series of changes to its Constitution that overhauled the criminal justice system. Since then, Mexico has proceeded to switch from a written, inquisitorial system to an oral, adversarial system. While the changes are still in process, the following articles provide some insight on how the Mexican judicial system has changed and will change in the future.

Judicial Reform in Mexico: Changes and Challenges in the Judicial Center

NPR: Big Changes to Mexico's Judicial System

Moving to an Oral Adversarial System in Mexico: Jurisprudential, Criminal Procedure, Evidence Law, and Trial Advocacy Implications

Criminal Procedure Reform in Mexico, 2008 - 2016

Supporting the Transition to Adversarial Justice in Mexico

The Establishment of All-Citizen Juries as a Key Component of Mexico's Judicial Reform: Cross-National Analyses of Lay Judge Participation and the Search for Mexico's Judicial Sovereignty (link only available in the Law Library)

Mexico Finalizes Significant Changes to Its Labor Justice System


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