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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico Must Recognize the Competence of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances to Receive Individual Cases*

Accepting the order would be a sign of political commitment to change in favor of victims of enforced disappearance’s rights. The recognition of the competence of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances reinforces victims of enforced disappearance's access to justice. Due to an unprecedented order commanding the Federal Executive and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [...]

2019-02-11T12:56:04+00:00January 31st, 2019|

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Has to Clarify Its Position on the Recognition of the Competence of the UN to Analyze Cases of Enforced Disappearance in Mexico, Orders the Judiciary

A federal judge issues a writ of amparo for the Trujillo Herrera family, who searches for their relatives without success since 2008. He orders the Mexican federal government to complete the procedure for accepting individual cases. Mexico City, 28 January 2019. In recent days, Martín Adolfo Santos Pérez, Third District Judge of the Administrative Court [...]

2019-02-11T13:03:14+00:00January 28th, 2019|

Mexican Judiciary Orders Investigation of Potential Criminal Liability of Officials of the Attorney General’s Office for Irregularities in the Ayotzinapa Case

A Federal Judge considers that the internal control investigation of the Attorney General's Office was neither exhaustive nor congruent, as it did not address several irregularities. The judge orders a new investigation into all the irregularities committed in the investigation of the Ayotzinapa case. Mexico City, 13 January 2019. The writ of amparo 195/2017 issued [...]

2019-03-13T19:03:47+00:00January 13th, 2019|

Historic Judgment of Inter-American Court Orders Mexico to Punish Repression and Torture in Atenco

Mexico City and San José, Costa Rica, 21 December 2018. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court H.R.) published today the judgment of November 28, which declares the responsibility of Mexico for the gross human rights violations committed against 11 women, who were illegally and arbitrarily detained, and who suffered physical, psychological, and sexual torture, as well as [...]

2019-03-06T13:05:06+00:00December 21st, 2018|