以下は、メキシコの司法制度改革に関するメキシコ国民の世論調査について紹介しています。


Mexicans lack trust in their judicial systems. Mexico's president, Felipe Calderon is pushing through judicial overhaul this month as Mexico's congress reconvenes.

As part of the push, the Mexican constitution would be amended to include oral public trials and would guarantee the presumption of innocence as well as provide new investigative powers to police.

Under Mexico's current system, trials take place entirely through an exchange of written briefs with the judge. According to the Gallup poll, Mexican people would likely support a judicial change.

When Gallup polled in Mexico in 2007, barely more than a third expressed confidence in the judicial system, and the only institutions that Mexicans have less confidence in, was the honesty of their country's elections.

Calderon's initiative is part of a bigger crackdown on organized crime and drug cartels. But there's concern among Mexican lawmakers that giving police more investigative powers including entering homes without warrants and the ability to search private records will violate citizen's rights.
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