All About Judicial Reform

JUDICIAL REFORM / 18 JUL 2016

Mexico is currently in the process of implementing historic changes to its criminal justice system, but the planned reforms include due process exceptions in organized crime cases that could undermine…

HONDURAS / 1 JUL 2016

Corruption cases in Honduras rarely target high-level officials or result in prison sentences, indicating an ineffective and overly bureaucratic system that allows corrupt officials to act with relative impunity, a new…

ELITES AND CRIME / 27 JUN 2016

A formidable combination of weak state institutions, powerful economic elites and high-level corruption has kept tax rates exceedingly low for Guatemala's wealthy, depriving the government of the resources needed to…

GUATEMALA / 10 JUN 2016

Guatemala's attorney general has called for the removal of a legal mechanism that protects government officials from prosecution in what amounts to the latest attempt to chip away at the…

HUMAN RIGHTS / 7 JUN 2016

Mexico's Zetas crime syndicate and the government forces tasked with fighting it are both likely guilty of crimes against humanity according to a new report that calls for the establishment…

EL SALVADOR / 24 MAY 2016

El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are all facing serious financial constraints that could hinder their ability to carry out reforms to police and judicial institutions and implement new security measures.

HONDURAS / 20 MAY 2016

An internationally supported anti-corruption body in Honduras has just completed its first month of official activities, providing some early signs that it intends to take a follow-the-money approach to pursuing…

GUATEMALA / 5 MAY 2016

The US Vice President has praised progress made in the multilateral security plan for Central America's Northern Triangle countries after meeting with regional leaders, but on the ground the picture is…

ELITES AND CRIME / 24 MAR 2016

Two recent reports on Guatemala's CICIG illustrate the international's body's potential to affect powerful shifts in the status quo, as well as its broad limitations.

ARGENTINA / 17 FEB 2016

With the creation of several new databases, Argentina's judiciary appears intent on creating greater transparency when it comes to organized crime and corruption cases, as combating organized crime becomes a…

COLOMBIA / 3 FEB 2016

The recent release of a high-level drug trafficking and money laundering suspect highlights Colombia's continued difficulty in successfully prosecuting organized crime.

HONDURAS / 25 JAN 2016

Honduras' new anti-impunity body will make its debut investigating high-profile corruption in the country's social security administration and police forces, but questions regarding the transparency of the country's judicial nomination…

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