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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|

Ayotzinapa: Video Confirms Unpunished Use of Torture in the Investigation

This is how the “historical truth” was fabricated. A video published by the media that shows a detainee in the Ayotzinapa case being tortured confirms the perpetration of human rights violations during the investigation into the students’ disappearance, as different international human rights bodies that had analyzed the case had already said. The video [...]

2019-06-26T13:12:41+00:00June 23rd, 2019|

Thirteen Years after the Repression in Atenco, Survivors Demand Full Implementation of Inter-American Judgment and Justice for Women Who Have Raised Their Voices against Sexual Torture

By complying with the judgment of the Inter-American Court, the Mexican government has the opportunity to reverse a decade of impunity. The UN Committee against Torture urged Mexico to comply with the judgment and raised the topic of sexual torture. Other women, such as Mónica Esparza -who has been imprisoned for 6 years-, have [...]

2019-05-08T15:46:19+00:00May 3rd, 2019|

Women of Atenco: Creation of Working Group to Implement Measures of Reparation Ordered by the Inter-American Court

Mexico City, April 4, 2019. Today, the inter-institutional working group to implement the judgment of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court H.R.) in the case of Women Victims of Sexual Torture in Atenco was officially formed. A delegation of the women and their legal representatives, as well as representatives of several federal [...]

2019-05-07T17:50:55+00:00April 4th, 2019|

Mexico’s Judiciary Will Decide upon Jurisdiction of UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs appeals against an order to recognize the jurisdiction of the UN and misses opportunity to keep proving its commitment to fighting the crisis of disappearances in Mexico The Trujillo Herrera family, with the support of Center Prodh, files a legal remedy in favor of the order of the Judiciary. [...]

2019-03-25T13:31:28+00:00March 19th, 2019|