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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|

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|

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico Must Recognize the Competence of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances to Receive Individual Cases*

Accepting the order would be a sign of political commitment to change in favor of victims of enforced disappearance’s rights. The recognition of the competence of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances reinforces victims of enforced disappearance's access to justice. Due to an unprecedented order commanding the Federal Executive and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [...]

2019-02-11T12:56:04+00:00January 31st, 2019|

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Has to Clarify Its Position on the Recognition of the Competence of the UN to Analyze Cases of Enforced Disappearance in Mexico, Orders the Judiciary

A federal judge issues a writ of amparo for the Trujillo Herrera family, who searches for their relatives without success since 2008. He orders the Mexican federal government to complete the procedure for accepting individual cases. Mexico City, 28 January 2019. In recent days, Martín Adolfo Santos Pérez, Third District Judge of the Administrative Court [...]

2019-02-11T13:03:14+00:00January 28th, 2019|

Mexican Judiciary Orders Investigation of Potential Criminal Liability of Officials of the Attorney General’s Office for Irregularities in the Ayotzinapa Case

A Federal Judge considers that the internal control investigation of the Attorney General's Office was neither exhaustive nor congruent, as it did not address several irregularities. The judge orders a new investigation into all the irregularities committed in the investigation of the Ayotzinapa case. Mexico City, 13 January 2019. The writ of amparo 195/2017 issued [...]

2019-03-13T19:03:47+00:00January 13th, 2019|

Historic Judgment of Inter-American Court Orders Mexico to Punish Repression and Torture in Atenco

Mexico City and San José, Costa Rica, 21 December 2018. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court H.R.) published today the judgment of November 28, which declares the responsibility of Mexico for the gross human rights violations committed against 11 women, who were illegally and arbitrarily detained, and who suffered physical, psychological, and sexual torture, as well as [...]

2019-03-06T13:05:06+00:00December 21st, 2018|