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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 Magazine Issue 8

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 […]

Joint Mexican civil society follow-up report on 2013-2014 UPR

Following Mexico’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN Human Rights Council in 2013, in July 2014 a broad array of civil society organizations produced this follow-up report to systematize the nearly 200 recommendations and present a brief diagnosis with priority actions in each of the thematic areas covered. Many of these organizations, such […]

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