Annual Report 2021

In 2021, IDHEAS has further asserted itself as a civil society organization specialized in strategic litigation before national and international institutions. Our organization has not only focused on protecting the human rights of victims in isolated cases, but also on driving structural changes to prevent the recurrence of other severe human rights violations.

The decision of Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN) to recognize the Urgent Actions ordered by the UN as binding for the Mexican State is one of the organization’s most significant achievements from this year. The decision marks a historic precedent, an invaluable step forward in reaffirming the legal obligation Mexican authorities have in complying with the decisions of international organizations in cases of severe human rights violations, such as enforced disappearances.