UN Committee urges Mexico to fight discrimination against indigenous peoples and other vulnerable groups
Here you will find the alternative report presented by Center Prodh for the 80th session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), “Imprisoned by discrimination: The arbitrary detention and conviction of innocent indigenous people in Mexico”, as well as a press release issued by different human rights organizations that participated in the CERD Committee’s review of Mexico in February 2012.
Center Prodh Denounces to International Authorities Violations of Human Rights in the Cases of the ABC Daycare Center and the Magazine Contralinea
On February 2, 2011, the Miguel Agustin Pro Juárez Human Rights Center, through its director, submitted information about violations of children´s rights in Mexico in the case of the fire in the ABC Nursery in Hermosillo, in the state of Sonora, and also about violations of freedom of expression in the case of harassment of journalists with the magazine Contralinea.
Luis Arriaga Valenzuela submitted a document to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, at the Wilson Palace in Geneva, which details the harm done to the lives and the physical and emotional wellbeing of minors injured in the fire at the ABC Daycare Center. The document also states that the human rights of the mothers and fathers of these children were abused because they expected, in accordance with their rights, that the daycare would have minimum security conditions while operating under the system of “subrogation” of this public service (normally the responsibility of the Mexican Social Security Institute).
- Mexican non governmental organizations condemn human rights violations in Mexico before the European Union and United Nations
- The National Network "Red TDT" present the report of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture
- Punishment for victims, impunity for perpetrators: the Mexican justice system
- Mexican organizations at the UN Human Rights Committee evaluation on Mexico