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 1980s when the government was accused of killing and disappearing thousands of people. The decision marks the first time an international court has ruled against Mexico in a human rights case stemming from that period. In 1974, Rosendo Radilla, 25, was allegedly detained by soldiers in the city of Atoyac, Guerrero, before he disappeared. MacArthur grantee Comisión Mexicana por la Defensa y la Promoción de los Derechos Humanos litigated the case before the Court, which ordered Mexico to pay damages, publicly recognize its responsibility, and reform laws on “forced disappearances” to conform to international standards.
August 25, 2016 - Publication
A digital arms dealer is believed to have been taking advantage of three security vulnerabilities in popular Apple products in its efforts to spy on dissidents and journalists, according to an investigation by Citizen Lab. Read More
August 24, 2016 - From The Field
A digital tool provided key evidence of the destruction of historic monuments in the international trial against Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, who was charged with the intentional destruction of mausoleums and mosques in Mali. Read More