2017 • 1 year • Human Rights
Ciudadanos en Apoyo a los Derechos Humanos provides legal representation and assistance to victims of human rights violations and their families, and works with local and national authorities to advance human rights protections. It is one of the leading organizations advocating policies to address disappearances in northern Nuevo León state. The award supports Ciudadanos en Apoyo a los Derechos Humanos to participate in an emerging coalition of civil society groups promoting an autonomous and effective Prosecutor’s Office in Nuevo León, and to connect that work to the national-level coalition for the National Prosecutor’s Office. It also supports monitoring activities to assess the Prosecutor’s Office’s performance in investigating human rights violations and prosecuting perpetrators.
2016 • 2 years • Human Rights
Ciudadanos en Apoyo a los Derechos Humanos is an organization dedicated to promoting and defending human rights in Nuevo Leon state through litigation and advocacy. The award supports efforts to improve mechanisms for investigating disappearances through implementation of a federal protocol. It also supports activities to improve accountability of state agencies in charge of assisting victims and actions to strengthen the Specialized Group on Immediate Search, a government-led entity in charge of promoting expedient searches of disappeared persons.