Disappearance of Mexican Students to be Reinvestigated
June 7, 2018 | Grantee News | Human Rights
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A federal court in Mexico ordered the federal government to reinvestigate the 2014 disappearances of 43 college students, this time under the supervision of a truth commission to be led by the nation’s top human rights body and parents of the victims. The ruling is related to lawsuits filed by individuals accused of participating in the disappearances, who claim innocence and false accusations by the state. MacArthur grantees Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center and Tlachinollan Centro de los Derechos Humanos de la Montaña have been engaged in multiple aspects of the case, including efforts to document and reveal lack of transparency and failings in the original investigation, which the court described as "neither prompt, effective, independent, nor impartial."

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