Mexico Found Responsible for Disappearances of Civilians
March 15, 2019 | Grantee News | Human Rights

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights found the State of Mexico responsible for military-led actions and disappearances of three Mexican civilians in the northern state of Chihuahua: Nitza Paola, José Ángel, and Rocío Alvarado. Mexico’s misuse of the military and the subsequent miscarriage of justice violated international conventions on human rights. The ruling calls for reparations, including a speedy investigation into the individuals responsible and holding them accountable, training police and military to better manage public order, and providing resources and reparations for the families of victims, who were represented by MacArthur grantee the Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres (the Center for Women’s Human Rights).

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