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FOCUS 10 New era, April 2017

On the night of September 26, 2014, in Iguala, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, one of the most emblematic episodes of human rights violations in the recent history of our country occurred. The results were brutal: the enforced disappearance of 43 young students who are still missing; six people killed, including three Ayotzinapa students, […]

IACHR Takes Case Involving Mexico to the Inter-American Court

Below we reproduce the press release published today by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Press Release 140/16 September 27, 2016 Washington, D.C – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) filed an application with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Case 12.846, Mariana Selvas Gomez et al., with regard to Mexico. The case […]

FOCUS 9 New era, July 2016

Today, men and women from all over Mexico are organizing to use their knowledge and the law to defend their land against destruction by so-called mega-development projects, including the extraction of mineral resources foreseen in Mexico’s energy reform. As land takeovers tear the social fabric of Mexico’s communities, the violation of the right to land […]

“They have destroyed the life of this place”: Megaproyectos, human rights violations, and environmental damage in Mexico

Large-scale public works projects and resource extraction initiatives (known as mega-projects or megaproyectos), such as dams, highways, and mines, are on the rise in Mexico. While the Mexican government claims that these development projects are undertaken in the public interest, megaproyectos can have devastating consequences for local communities and the environment, and often benefit powerful […]

FOCUS 8 New era, Winter 2015

Begin this 2016 reading our magazine about the situation of Human Rights in Mexico : Focus. In our eighth issue: Independent Expert Group in Ayotzinapa case: a crucial opportunity in the midst of a human rights crisis. Infographic: How many civilians, soldiers and members of the Navy have been killed in supposed shoot-outs The crisis of extrajudicial executions in Mexico: time for […]

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