Human Rights Violations by Mexican Soldiers Met with Impunity
March 7, 2018 | Publication | Human Rights
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A report by the Washington Office on Latin America analyzes the Mexican military’s participation in human rights violations and finds accountability for crimes committed by soldiers against civilians to be virtually nonexistent. The MacArthur-supported report finds that out of 505 investigations into crimes committed by members of the military between 2012 and 2016, only 16 cases resulted in a conviction. Among other recommendations, report researchers urge the Mexican state to prohibit the participation of military personnel in crime investigation and to reserve this responsibility for civilian authorities.