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Women of the Atenco case file a constitutional challenge against the Mexico State Attorney General’s Office for obstructing criminal investigations

The local prosecutor's office seeks to avoid the unification of the criminal investigation in the federal Attorney General’s Office (FGR, by its Spanish acronym). San José, Costa Rica, and Mexico City, Mexico, September 13, 2020. Almost two years after the notification of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court H.R.) judgment in [...]

2020-09-17T18:32:41+00:00September 13th, 2020|

Until there is Truth, Until there is Justice

In view of the genetic identification of Christian Alfonso Rodríguez Telumbre, carried out by the University of Innsbruck and verified by the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF, by its Spanish acronym), we reiterate our solidarity and affection for his family and call for their privacy to be respected during this difficult moment. This identification [...]

2020-07-13T02:03:09+00:00July 8th, 2020|

Fourteen years later and despite the Inter-American Court’s judgment, the Atenco case remains in impunity

San José, Costa Rica, and Mexico City, May 3, 2020. Today marks fourteen years since the events of social repression, massive arbitrary detentions, and systematic use of torture - including sexual torture - by state and federal police forces in Texcoco and San Salvador Atenco, State of Mexico, Mexico, without substantial progress in [...]

2020-06-05T19:11:59+00:00May 3rd, 2020|

Mónica Esparza acquitted and freed

Yesterday, on March 12, 2020, the First District Judge of La Laguna, Torreón, in Coahuila state, acquitted Mónica Esparza and ordered her liberation, after seven years of unjust imprisonment. Mónica survived sexual torture, and her case is known as one of the most emblematic examples of extreme gender violence committed by Mexican state agents [...]

2020-03-13T19:10:51+00:00March 13th, 2020|

Civil society rejects erratic policy that obstructs the right to defend migrants’ and refugees’ rights in a context of humanitarian crisis

It is unacceptable to prolong even for a day the violation of the rights to access to information, access to justice, and due process of detained migrants subject to international protection. The denial of access to migrant detention stations and provisional detention stations is not an isolated action, [...]

2020-02-10T15:50:05+00:00January 30th, 2020|

Progress and Pending Tasks in the Atenco Case

A year after the Inter-American Court of Human Rights´ judgment, the victims and their representatives call on the Mexican government to maintain its commitment and comply with the ordered reparations in their entirety. San José, Costa Rica, and Mexico City, Mexico, December 16, 2019. A year after the Inter-American Court of Human [...]

2020-01-07T12:29:04+00:00December 17th, 2019|

Tlatlaya: Five Years of Injustice

Although the arbitrary executions were confirmed, no official has been held accountable. The impunity surrounding the case sends a negative message in the context of the militarization of public security. Mexico City, June 30, 2019. Today is the fifth anniversary of the Tlatlaya massacre, when members of the Mexican Army killed arbitrarily at least [...]

2019-07-02T17:02:59+00:00June 30th, 2019|