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Judge Rules Mexico’s Interior Security Law Violates Constitution

A District Judge in Mexico City ruled Mexico’s Internal Security Law, which supports military intervention in public security tasks during times of peace, is unconstitutional. Read More
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Advocating for Transparency in Mexico

A Spanish-language report examines cases of severe human rights violations in which the Mexican state has failed to disclose information, crafted untrue narratives, or engaged in tactics to intimidate victims and their families. Read More
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Video: Testifying on “Enforced Disappearances”

In testimony before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, human rights organizations presented recommendations for improving investigations and protecting and assisting families of the disappeared in Mexico. Read More
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Assessing Human Rights Compliance in Mexico

A report from the Citizen Observatory of Justice reviews compliance with human rights protections under Mexico’s new justice system Read More
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Historic Reform of Mexico’s Military Justice Code

Strategic litigation by MacArthur grantees has helped to secure historic reform to Mexico’s Military Justice Code. Read More
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NGOs Create Monitoring Group to Reform Mexico’s Criminal Justice System

The group hopes to reform certain practices, including the use of pretrial detention, and will share their analyses publicly. Read More
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Mexico's Supreme Court Rejects Military Trials

Mexico's National Supreme Court has ruled Article 57 of the Mexican Military Code of Justice, which the military had interpreted to give itself jurisdiction over cases of military human rights violations, to be unconstitutional. Read More

Mexican Court Requires Civilian Trials for Human Rights Violations by Military

Influenced by MacArthur grantees like the Comision Mexicana de Defensa y Promocion de los Derechos Humanos, Mexico's Supreme Court ruled that members of the military accused of human rights violations be tried in civilian courts. Read More

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Rulings Encourage Reform in Mexico

Two decisions by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in cases litigated by MacArthur grantees are prompting Mexico's government to reform its Code of Military Justice. Read More

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Compels Mexican Government to Enact Broader Human Rights Reforms

Two decisions by the Court in the past 14 months in cases litigated by two MacArthur grantees have ramped up pressure on Mexico’s government to reform its Code of Military Justice. Read More

Court Holds Mexico Accountable for Man's Disappearance

In a landmark case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights recently found that Mexico failed to adequately investigate the disappearance of a dissident during the country’s “dirty war,” a period from the 1960s through the ... Read More
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