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“Hasta encontrarlos”: enforced disappearances by security forces in Veracruz constitute crimes against humanity

The present report, which focuses on the commission of enforced disappearances in Veracruz, is yet another link in the chain proving the commission of crimes against humanity in Mexico. As will be described below, during the mandate of Duarte de Ochoa, governor of Veracruz between 1 December 2010 and 12 October 2016, who is currently detained […]

Criminal Structure Within the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the State of Nayarit and Crimes Against Humanity

Mexico. Criminal Structure Within the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the State of Nayarit and Crimes Against Humanity The current report is based on the documentation of 70 cases of enforced disappearance and, in particular, 26 events in which at least 47 enforced disappearances were allegedly committed, between June and September of 2017, mainly in the Municipalities […]

UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances receives its first complaint against Mexico

The organization IDHEAS announced that it filed a complaint against Mexico on behalf of young Yonathan Isaac Mendoza Berrospe, a victim of Enforced Disappearance. This is the first complaint before the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances, after the country recognized in October 2020 the competence of the Committee to hear individual cases. The organization IDHEAS […]

In a historic decision Mexican Supreme Court of Justice recognized that Urgent Actions issued by the UN are binding and mandatory for all State authorities responsible of searching and investigating missing persons cases

• The Resolution is the first decision in the world where a supreme judicial court recognizes the mandatory nature of Urgent Actions issued by the UN Committee against Enforced Disappearance• The Resolution sets a precedent to comply with more than 450 cases of Urgent Actions of missing persons ordered to the Mexican State Today the […]

Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice might set an important precedent by reaffirming the binding nature of UN decisions for Mexican authorities

The Supreme Court will take a decision regarding the mandatory and binding nature of the Urgent Actions issued by the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances Up to date, 414 Urgent Actions have been issued by the CED for cases of disappearance which occurred in Mexico For years, victims and NGOs have faced many challenges to […]