About the Rule of Law Project

Mexico ranks poorly in global rule of law indices, scoring near the bottom on issues such as corruption, transparency, judicial system effectiveness and human and due process rights. Given the current cooperative efforts between the two countries, the Center for the United States and Mexico seeks to propose policy alternatives for a more effective justice system and improvements to the rule of law in Mexico.

The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations: Forecast to 2040

This project will critically examine the U.S.-Mexico relationship, applying strategic foresight methods to identify the variables that will likely impact the future health of the binational relationship, project the possible outcomes of the relationship under the current political climate, and examine the broader challenges that the U.S. and Mexico will face in the coming decades.

The Rule of Law and Mexico’s Energy Reform  

This project focuses on the challenges Mexico faces in implementing energy reforms under the rule of law. It analytically and critically examines some of the key legal aspects of Mexico's new energy sector by drawing on the knowledge of scholars and experts from institutions in the U.S. and Mexico.


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Tony Payan
Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies | Director, Center for the United States and Mexico
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