UN Declares Mexico Responsible for Forced Disappearance
August 14, 2019 | Grantee News | Human Rights

In a historic decision, the United Nations ruled that Mexico violated the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in the 2010 forced disappearance of Christian Téllez Padilla. MacArthur grantee i(dh)eas Litigio Estratégico en Derechos Humanos helped present the case to the UN Human Rights Committee. This is the first time a UN body has issued a binding resolution censuring Mexico for disappearances, calling for renewed investigation, punishment for the guilty parties, and restitution for the victims and their families.

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