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Mexico: Justice System Proposals Violate Fundamental Rights

Expand View of the plenary session inside the Senate of the Republic of México on March 22, 2018. © 2018 AP Agencia EL UNIVERSAL/Alejandro Acosta/RCC (New York) – Proposed changes in Mexico’s justice system, as set out in a leaked draft version, would be a major step backward for the rule of law and violate the country’s human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said today.   On January 15, 2020, the National Prosecutor Alejandro Gertz Manero and the president’s chief legal adviser, Julio Scherer, announced upcoming justice system reforms allegedly aimed at reducing impunity and recidivism.…

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