The cooperation agreement signed today between the Foreign Ministry and CONATRIB is designed to strengthen the rule of law by helping people to understand Mexican and international law, thereby ensuring the right to due process and access to justice for all people, regardless of their nationality or place of residence.

To achieve this goal, the agreement provides for reciprocal training through seminars, conferences and workshops, such as the Workshop on International Procedural Cooperation.

This year, the Foreign Ministry will give nine courses on international procedural cooperation to Mexico City judges and will hold regional workshops in San Luis Potosi, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Merida.

In her remarks, Foreign Secretary Ruiz Massieu said, “The agreement is a timely example of how different agencies can and should work together in a coordinated fashion, joining forces with the shared goal of serving those who are the bosses of us all: the citizens of Mexico.”