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Category: Press Releases

WOLA: Mexico’s Failure to Improve Human Rights Record Means U.S. Should Withhold Conditioned Military Aid

  Below we reproduce WOLA’s press release of September 12, 2017, available here.    Washington, DC—By September 30, the U.S. Department of State needs to report to Congress on whether Mexico has sufficiently improved its human rights record in four key areas to warrant the release of select conditioned funds for the Mexican military. According to a new […]

The Ayotzinapa case: mapping the violence

The Ayotzinapa Case: A Cartography Of Violence  A project by Forensic Architecture in collaboration with Centro Prodh, EAAF, and MUAC for the families of the disappeared. An interactive cartographic platform visualizes, for the first time, the attacks on the night of 26-27 September 2014 that led to the disappearance of the 43 students from the […]

Experts call on institutions to overcome inertia and apply constitutional reforms

Organizations present results of monitoring of judicial resolutions; signal advances and challenges for justice system. Mexico City, August 17, 2017. Calling for permanent monitoring of the justice system, organizations presented the report “From Paper to Practice: The Application of the Constitutional Reforms in the Justice System 2011-2016”, a first look at how judicial authorities have […]

Mexico: UN experts call for an independent and impartial investigation into use of spyware against rights defenders and journalists

  Below we reproduce a statement by various Special Procedures of the UN, published here on July 19, 2017   GENEVA (19 July 2017) – A group of United Nations experts* today called on the Government of Mexico to carry out a transparent, independent and impartial investigation into allegations of monitoring and illegal surveillance against […]

Office of the Special Rapporteur expresses concern over alleged spying targeting journalists and human rights defenders in Mexico and urges the State to conduct a thorough and independent investigation

  Below we reproduce press release R96/17 of the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of July 12, 2017, available here    July 12, 2017   Washington, D.C. – The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human […]

The possible espionage of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts confirms the need for an Independent Panel in the investigation

Espionage against the GIEI is especially grave as Mexico promised to grant them diplomatic immunity.   Mexico City, July 10, 2017. Today a report by Citizen Lab was made public through The New York Times, which confirmed that the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) named by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to provide […]

Tlatlaya: three years of impunity

The lack of justice has facilitated the repetition of arbitrary executions by the Armed Forces. The Attorney General has not done what is necessary to clarify the real number of victims in Tlatlaya, the alteration of the crime scene, or the covering up of the crime. Those responsible for giving the order to kill criminals […]

With his statements, Enrique Peña Nieto condemns the #GobiernoEspía investigation to failure and threatens those who denounced being spied on

  Mexico City, June 22 2017. Today for the first time, President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke publicly about the reports on the illegal use of technology to spy on the communications of journalists, anticorruption activists, and human rights defenders. The leader’s comments occurred in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, during the inauguration of an industrial park. […]

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