Campesino Ecologists case featured in Amnesty International’s campaign on military justice in Mexico
Amnesty International (AI) has launched a campaign surrounding the four cases in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has released judgments against Mexico since November 2009 for serious human rights violations committed by members of the army, called “Shielding the guilty: Military justice in Mexico”. The report came out while Valentina Rosendo Cantú has been doing a tour of
The report describes the human rights violations committed in the cases of Inés and Valentina and in the case of the Campesino Ecologists, as well as the case of Rosendo Radilla that deals with the issue of forced disappearances.
AI has made the following materials available in order to pressure Mexican authorities to immediately implement all of the measures ordered by the Court in these emblematic decisions:
Campaign booklet in Spanish:
Campaign postcard in English:
Campaign booklet in English:
Center Prodh participates in hearings on citizen security and human rights defenders before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, DC
Center Prodh presented information and case studies that show that the public security strategy in the state of Chihuahua has been a disaster and on the current situation of violence, militarization and impunity.
We call for actions to protect people and organizations fighting for the rule of law, fundamental rights, and due diligence in criminal investigations
During the 141st Regular Session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an Organization of American States body based in Washington, DC, the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center presented facts and case studies related to the disastrous militarization strategy in Chihuahua state, especially in Ciudad Juárez. Center Prodh highlighted that the current military operations, far from reducing organized crime violence, has simply added another kind of violence: grave and generalized violations of the civilian population’s human rights.
- The Mexican government commited before the Inter-American Commission to establish a dialogue so as to create a Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders
- CEMDA and AIDA Present Report to Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Environmental Advocates Are Key to Protecting Human Rights and Are at-Risk in Mexico
- Inter-American Justice: case of the ecologists
- Mexican government fails to rebut proof of torture in the public hearing of the Ecologists case in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights