Mexico has spent 8 years overhauling its dysfunctional justice system, but it may need 11 more to fix the mess

5/7/2016 Business Insider

justice - gavel and bookFor the last eight years, Mexico has been trying to overhaul its justice system, described by many as dysfunctional, with a series of extensive reforms set to be implemented next month.

But Mexico isn’t even close to being ready.

A study published on Wednesday by CIDAC, an independent Mexican think tank, said that the country needs 11 more years for the reforms to be implemented at the current pace.

The reforms, which have a constitutional deadline of June 18, replace Mexico’s current system with one more similar to the US’s criminal-justice system.

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