Human Rights

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A Guide for Litigating Torture Cases in Mexico

The Manual for the Defense of Victims of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment provides lawyers with a practical guide for presenting torture cases in court.
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A Prosecutors Guide on Missing Persons Investigations

The Manual for the Right Implementation of the General Law on Missing Persons and the Standardized Search Protocol will assist prosecutors and other public servants with missing person investigations.
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Inter-American Court of Human Rights to Hear Landmark Case on Mexican Military

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.
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Investigation into Missing Students Marred by Torture and Cover-Ups

A report asserts that 34 of 129 people prosecuted in connection with the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa in 2014 were arbitrarily detained and tortured in order to extract information or confessions.
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Envisioning a New Prosecutor’s Office for Mexico

A Spanish-language report provides expert recommendations for the development of a new General Prosecutor’s Office for Mexico.
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Human Rights Violations by Mexican Soldiers Met with Impunity

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.A report by ...
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Advocating for Transparency in Mexico

A Spanish-language report examines cases of severe human rights violations in which the Mexican state has failed to disclose information, crafted untrue narratives, or engaged in tactics to intimidate victims and their families.
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Protecting Freedom of Expression and Enhancing Criminal Justice

Building on its 30-year history in the field, MacArthur's human rights and international justice grantmaking strategy focuses on defending freedom of expression and enhancing criminal justice globally, with a special emphasis in Mexico and Nigeria.
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