Human Rights

Significant human rights violations persist in Mexico. Violations include unlawful killings, torture, 37,000 unresolved disappearances, and high numbers of femicides. The state struggles to address the high levels of violence by organized criminal groups and there has been police and military involvement in serious abuses. Journalists and human rights defenders continue to be targeted, threatened and killed. Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the UN, the Inter-American Human Rights System and the country’s National Human Rights Commission have documented and warned of human rights challenges in Mexico. While the Government of Mexico (GOM) has taken positive steps, grave human rights violations continue, along with the impunity for the majority of cases. CSOs recognize a need for an improved legislative framework at both federal and state levels, effective implementation of public policy, and access to justice.

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Monday, April 29, 2019 - 11:00am

Last updated: April 29, 2019