UN Resolution Calls for Strengthening Press Freedom in Mexico
September 5, 2018 | Grantee News | Human Rights

A UN Human Rights Committee resolution, available in Spanish, finds the Mexican government at fault for failing in its obligation to protect journalists after the 2005 kidnapping and torture of journalist Lydia Cacho. Cacho’s investigative work implicated public servants in a child-sex trafficking ring. The findings call for the decriminalization of defamation and slander in the penal code, and the Committee ordered reparations to Cacho. Artículo 19 México, a MacArthur grantee, litigated the case in Mexico’s domestic courts and before the UN, as part of its work to ensure freedom of expression in Mexico.

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