Idheas Litigio Estratégico en Derechos Humanos AC

 

I(dh)eas, Strategic Human Rights Litigation

Who are we?

I(dh)eas, Strategic Human Rights Litigation, is a non-profit organization founded on May 2009, whose goal is to defend and promote Human Rights at the national, regional and international levels. The specificity of I(dh)eas work relies in its use of strategic litigation as a tool to address a critical human rights issue by using the authority of the law and selecting paradigmatic cases to achieve broader systemic changes that can have a positive impact on a larger number of people.

What is our Mission?

Through human rights strategic litigation, the documentation of cases and the legal accompaniment to victims of gross violations of human rights (enforced disappearance, torture and extrajudicial killings), I(dh)eas seeks to produce regulatory, procedural and behavioral changes within the State institutions, to combat impunity and to protect victims and/or their relatives.

Our working lines

Gross violations of Human Rights:

We aims to foster better investigation and prosecution of gross violations of human rights in Mexico (enforced disappearances, tortura and extrajudicial killings), and thus to contribute to the eradication of these phenomenon.

Enforced Disappearances

I(dh)eas provides legal assistance to relatives of missing persons and accompaniment to groups of family (Colectivos) for the documentation of the cases and the identification of strategies to give new impetus to the investigation and access to justice. I(dh)eas litigates cases at the national and international levels, especially before the United Nations Human Rights System (Human Rights Committee and Committee against Enforced Disappearance).

Torture

I(dh)eas documents, makes visible and denounces cases of torture before national and international bodies, including the Committee against Torture (CAT). Part of I(dh)eas objective if to increase awareness within the society of the important of combatting and eradicating this horrendous practice.

Extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions

I(dh)eas documents cases of victims of extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, provides legal assistance to their relatives and makes visible the cases at the national and international levels.

Victims rights:

The objective of this working line is to ensure the respect, observance and improve support for victims of gross violations of human rights in Mexico (or their relatives).

Victims empowerment

I(dh)eas disseminates information and organizes training workshops throughout the country with victims in order to make known to them their rights established in the national and international regulations.

Legal Support

I(dh)eas brings legal assistance accompaniment to victims before institutions in charge of human rights protection (ombudsman) and before the Executive Commission for the Care of Victims (CEAV) or its equivalent in the states to ensure their access to assistance measure and to comprehensive reparation for the harm suffered.

Advocacy activities

I(dh)eas carries out activities to monitor and to foster better transparency, efficiency and accountability of institutions in charge of providing services to victims of gross violations of human rights.

The highest governing body of I(dh)eas is a general Assembly of Associated Members in conformity with the national law. The Assembly of Associated Members is composed of Luis González Placencia, former head of the Human Rights Commission of the Federal District, director and founder of ConectaDH, Specialists in Human Rights and Public Policy, A.C.; Edgar Cruz, human rights defender; Mara Hernández Estrada, academician of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, executive director of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL); Mario Santiago Juárez, researcher at the UAT and human rights defender; and Alejandro Posadas, academician and litigation lawyer.

Publications

Strategic litigation before the United Nations System
The enforced disappearance of persons is a serious violation of human rights, of a multi-offensive nature (it involves the violation ...
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Annual Report 2020
Mexico is facing a serious human rights crisis, and abuses such as enforced disappearances, torture, extrajudicial executions are committed in ...
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DIAGNOSIS OF THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN MEXICO AND RECOMMENDATIONS ISSUED TO THE MEXICAN STATE AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
DOCUMENT ELABORATED IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND MEXICO HIGH-LEVEL DIALOGUE, 2020 The objective of this document is ...
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Annual report 2019
This report aims to publicize the main activities implemented by our organization during 2019 and its most relevant achievements. Annual ...
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Corruption that kills
This report was produced by the Open Society Justice Initiative, in partnership with the following organizations: the Mexican Commission for ...
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Undeniable Atrocities
This is a report of the Open Society Justice Initiative, in partnership with the Mexican Commission for the Defense and ...
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News

Judge urges compliance with the Urgent Actions issued for the forced disappearance of three young people in Sinaloa

Judge urges compliance with the Urgent Actions issued for the forced disappearance of three young people in Sinaloa

It is the fourth time that the Judicial Branch has ordered the Sinaloa State Attorney General's Office to comply with ...
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UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances receives its first complaint against Mexico

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 ...
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Diagnóstico: Mujeres desaparecidas en el Estado de México

IDHEAS presented a report to the UN CEDAW Committee on the search of missing women and girls in Mexico

IDHEAS presented a report to the UN CEDAW Committee on the search of missing women and girls in Mexico, ahead ...
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Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice might set an important precedent by reaffirming the binding nature of UN decisions for Mexican authorities

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 ...
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Do not hesitate to contact us for more information on I(dh)eas. info@idheas.org.mx