18 July 2016
Mexico City, 19 July 2016.– Red Mesa de Mujeres (Women's Roundtable Network) of Ciudad Juárez, reported via its Monitoring and Investigation Program that in January to May, Chihuahua has continued to demonstrate the second highest rate of rape cases (see attached infographic), with 16 femicides also being recorded in Ciudad Juárez between January and June 2016. 50 complaints were made at the Special Prosecutor's Office for Female Victims of Gender Violence in the first 75 days of the year.
12 July 2016
Mexico City, 13 July 2016.– Several International Human Rights NGOs expressed their concern over the delays on the implementation of the follow-up mechanism to the investigations of the forced disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, more than two months since the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) terminated their mandate.
5 July 2016
Mexico City, 6 July 2016.– Don't miss our July Newsletter for the latest news on Human Rights in Mexico!
Topics include: Reactions to the incidents in Nochixtlan, Oaxaca; the 6th High Level Dialogue on Human Rights between the EU and Mexico; the killing of a member of the National Search Brigade in Veracruz; PBI's visit to Guerrero; the statement of NGOs from Chihuahua pursuant to conflicts in the state capital; the Encounter of defenders of land and environment rights; and many others.
25 June 2016
27 June 2016.– Peace Brigades International (PBI) published the global annual report for 2015.
On the cover page, the report highlights the case of Cristina Auerbach, leader of the Pasta de Conchos Family Organization, which works in the Coal Mining Region of Coahuila. Click on the image below to read the full report.
14 June 2016
13 June 2016
Mexico City, 14 June 2016.– Don't miss our June Newsletter for the latest news on Human Rights in Mexico!
Topics include:PBI and WOLA's report on the Protection Mechanism; the visit to Mexico of the UN Special Rapporteur on HRDs; the presentation of our Annual Report; attacks against migrants' defenders from Father Solalinde's Shelter; Important advances regarding land and territory rights in the Sierra Tarahumara; the 5th National Dignity March; and many others.
26 May 2016
25 May 2016
Mexico City, 26 May 2016.– PBI Mexico and WOLA published today the report "Mexico’s Mechanism to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists: Progress and continued challenges.”
You may download the report at this link.
26 April 2016
Justin Trudeau should implement reforms for mining companies in their country comply with the highest international standards of human rights.
25 April 2016
In April 2016, lawyers from CEHPRODEC traveled to Washington, DC to bring attention to the situation they face in Honduras. During their visit, PBI-USA was able to interview attorney Donald Hernandez (pictured) about the situation in Honduras. The following are his reflections.