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Mexico 66196 In February, a well-respected human rights defender was appointed to head the National Search Commission (CNB) and charged with coordinating the nationwide search for disappeared persons. In some cases, government authorities have been alleged to have been involved. In the first eight months of 2019, Mexico’s refugee agency said it had recognized 3,173 refugees and granted complementary protection to an additional 702 people from these four countries. They often bribe or infiltrate the security forces and pay off or threaten politicians so that they turn a blind eye to their illegal enterprises. Few have signed up for the new force and those who have have been deployed to the southern border to deal with a huge influx of US-bound migrants.

From January to July 2019, seven journalists were killed.

September 2020 crime rates in Mexico.

In a 2018 report, the special rapporteur on human rights defenders declared that about 98 percent of crimes committed in Mexico remained unsolved.

It highlighted that indigenous and Afro-Mexican human rights defenders are subjected to violence, threats, and attacks on their lives, as well as criminalization of their activities. In November 2018, the Supreme Court struck down the Interior Security Law because it “[normalized] the use of the armed forces in public security issues,” which the court ruled was unconstitutional and violated Mexico’s international obligations. Preliminary figures released by Mexico's National Institute for Statistics for the first six months of 2019 suggest a drop of 3.2% in homicides compared to the same period the previous year. Since 2007, the United States has allocated nearly US$2.9 billion in aid via the Mérida Initiative to help Mexico combat organized crime. She noted the need to create a new civil police force capable of combatting organized crime and drug trafficking while respecting human rights. Much of the violence in concentrated in crime hotspots where gangs are either active or fighting over territory.

Despite this, Mexican laws do not adequately protect women and girls against domestic and sexual violence. It called on the state to avoid a militarized approach to law enforcement and form the National Guard as a civilian institution. At time of writing, 77 persons had been acquitted in the case, based on similar grounds. Mexico Many estimate the figure may have been much higher. (52) 867-714-0512 Almost two out of three (64 percent) reported some type of physical violence at the time of arrest, including electric shocks, choking, and smothering. Since its creation in 2010, the federal Special Prosecutor’s Office to investigate crimes against journalists has opened more than 1,000 investigations.

Matamoros Info, Calle 60 No. Investigations suffer from serious shortcomings.

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Phone: 52-999-942-5700 52-664-977-2000 Mexico accepted 262 of the 264 recommendations it received, including one to establish an independent mechanism against impunity to investigate “atrocity crimes” and human rights violations. While some of the top leaders of the powerful cartels have been arrested or killed in recent years, the result has not been a drop in crime, as officials had hoped. President López Obrador's strategy to create a National Guard has so far not yielded tangible results. Between 2010 and December 2018, the Special Prosecutor’s Office brought 186 charges for crimes against journalists, only 16.3 percent of those received out of all received complaints. President López Obrador created the National Guard, made up largely of military personnel, and ordered its deployment to control irregular immigration. Women and girls continue to face alarming rates of gender-based violence.

Phone: In September, a main suspect in the Ayotzinapa disappearances was acquitted due to irregularities and human rights violations, including torture, during the investigations. Phone:

011-52-631-311-8150 Home. As of September, government-run migrant holding centers were overcrowded, with detained migrants experiencing inhumane conditions, including extreme heat, bug infestations, lack of access to basic hygiene, limited medical services, and poor quality food. In June 2020, the State Department’s annual Country Reports on Terrorism affirmed that in 2019, there was not credible evidence that international terrorist

Victims’ families have repeatedly denounced serious shortcomings regarding the identification and storage of bodies. Between January and July, at least 13 human rights defenders had been killed, an increase from past years, according to OHCHR. This is an annual report produced in conjunction with the Regional Security Office at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.

In August, the Supreme Court ruled that rape victims need not file a criminal complaint to access abortion services, and that health providers did not have to verify that a crime was committed to perform the abortion. In November 2019, the United Nations Human Rights Committee expressed its concern for “recurrent” impunity in relation to grave human rights violations, and highlighted the “grave” shortcomings in investigations and prosecutions for these cases. In December 2006, then-President Felipe Calderón launched a "war on drugs", deploying more than 50,000 soldiers and federal police officers.

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Current President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ran on a promise to "achieve peace and end the war" on drugs. Government authorities only register the number of homicides, not their context.