• 28 March 2018
    Washington, D.C. / New York City / Stuttgart / Geneva, March 20, 2018 - The International Observatory on Human Rights in Mexico remains deeply concerned about the new Internal Security Law and the Mexican Government’s refusal to accept the Law’s implications. The International Observatory urges the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to utilize all mechanisms at its disposal to prevent the militarization of public security in Mexico. In particular, the Observatory encourages the IACHR to lend its expertise to the Mexican Supreme Court as it reviews the proposed Law, and that it seek an advisory opinion from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the matter, as well.
  • 12 January 2018
    Experts in forensic anthropology from the Federal Prosecutor’s Office (PGR) carried out a new search for evidence in Atoyac, specifically at the former site of the 27th Infantry Battalion. Following Tita Radilla’s request, PBI accompanied AFADEM during this exercise.
  • 21 December 2017
    On Friday, 15 December 2017, the Mexican Senate the National Security Law, despite the concern expressed by international entities such as the United Nations, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Mexican and international organizations, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) and others about it’s potential impact on human rights.
  • 15 December 2017
    The Director of the Saltillo Migrant Shelter, Alberto Xicoténcatl was invited by Peace Brigades International to participate in several events in Europe  with the goal of increasing the visibility to the work carried out by migrant and refugee rights defenders in the state of Coahuila, and the high level of risk associated with their work. In Bilbao, the Spanish Commission to Support Refugees – Euskadi held an event titled “Protecting those who defend” which brought together Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRDs Michel Forst, with human rights defenders from Latin America and the Sahara, and European organizations to reflect on protection needs, strategies, and the specific risks faced by human rights defenders.
  • 6 December 2017
    Several national and international human rights organisms and entities have identified that those human rights defenders who work on issues of land, territory and natural resources have been historically placed at the center of social and armed conflicts. This new publication includes the participation of human rights defenders from Coahuila, Chihuahua, Oaxaca, Guerrero and Mexico State, as well as organizations that work at the national level.
  • 1 December 2017
    As part of our accompaniment of Centro de Derechos Humanos Paso del Norte (PdN), at the end of 2017 PBI travelled to Ciudad Juárez, in the state of Chihuahua. The organization is dedicated to the promotion of human rights and provides psychological and legal accompaniment in cases of enforced disappearance and torture in Ciudad Juárez and in the north of the state.
  • 30 November 2017
    Consorcio Oaxaca, an organization accompanied by PBI, organized the second encounter of women human rights defenders in the Mixe Region. 20 defenders from different regions of the Mixe shared their experiences, and the difficulties that they face as women, indigenous people and human rights defenders.
  • 29 November 2017
    In the context of the first Civil Observation Mission to Chilapa and Chilpancingo organized by the All Rights for Everyone Network (Red TdT) on September 19 and 20, national human rights organizations including the Red TdT, Morelos y Pavon Regional Human Rights Centre, the Tlachinollan Human Rights Centre, CCTI, and Serapaz) and international organizations (Amnesty International) met with the Secretary of the Interior of the State of Guerrero, Florencio Salazar Adame, and officials from the Interior Department in the State of Guerrero on 28 November in Chilpancingo.
  • 21 November 2017
    As part of a speaking tour, Marcos Leyva, the director of Services for an Alternative Education (EDUCA) and Rosalinda Dionicio, representative of the Network of Community Defenders of the People of Oaxaca (REDECOM) held meetings with political representatives of the European Union and four European countries, as well as with special procedures of the United Nations and other key actors from the international community.
  • 21 November 2017
    On 7 and 8 October in Malinaltepec, a municipality in the Montaña Region of Guerrero, there was a National Encounter against the Extractive Mining Model. The forum was organized by the Regional Council of Agrarian Authorities in the Montaña-Costa Chica Region, Guerrero in Defense of Territory against Mining and the Biosphere Reserve, (CRAADT) and accompanied by the Tlachinollan Human Rights Center.

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