Last updateFri, 29 Apr 2016 3pm

Major changes in Mexican justice system on the horizon

The opening of the new court complex in Chapala ties in to a 2008 amendment to Mexico’s constitution, mandating the country’s transition from an inquisitorial criminal justice system to the adversarial legal system familiar to citizens of the United States, Canada and Great Britain. 

Jalisco is one of the states that has been slowest to make adjustments for the overhaul of the penal justice paradigm. But with a deadline looming four months ahead, things are finally in full motion. 

Jalisco issues ‘gender alert’

Emergency measures to tackle violence against women are to be implemented in Jalisco after it was revealed that at least eight towns and cities have reported an increase in femicides over the past four years.