This profile was prepared when Margarita Griesbach was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
The New Idea
Margarita is taking advantage of a historic restructuring of the Supreme Court and the judicial system to push for important procedural reforms in how cases are tried. Using “paradigmatic cases” involving children’s rights, Margarita has begun to build a judicial system that will benefit victims. In one important success, Margarita used the case of sexual abuse of a young girl to pave the way for victims across Mexico to appeal trials where procedural rights are violated, an action which was previously forbidden.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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