Inter-American Court of Human Rights to Hear Landmark Case on Mexican Military
April 26, 2018 | Grantee News | Human Rights
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For the first time, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hear a case involving human rights violations during the Mexican government’s military-led operations to combat drug trafficking and organized crime. During the Inter-American Court’s 123rd Regular Session in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Center for Women’s Human Rights, a MacArthur grantee, will represent the families of three civilians—Nitza Paola Alvarado Espinoza, José Ángel Alvarado Herrera, and Rocío Irene Alvarado Reyes—who were taken by Mexican soldiers in the northern state of Chihuahua in December 2009, and whose whereabouts remain unknown. The Washington Office on Latin America, another grantee, submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Court on issues to be addressed in the case.

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