In April, the Don Sergio Méndez Arceo National Human Rights Award, the winners of which are chosen by Mexican civil society organizations, was presented in Cuernavaca. This year, the award was granted to Sister Leticia Gutiérrez Valderrama, a missionary and member of SMR Scalabrinianas who accompany and protect migrants in Mexico.
The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) asked the Treasury and Congress to designate extraordinary resources to the Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists. In a statement, the CNDH said that the Mechanism did not receive funding in the 2017 budget, and as a result is using funds from previous years which could run out before the end of 2017.
Mexico City, 17 March 2017.– Don't miss our March Newsletter for the latest news on Human Rights in Mexico!
Topics include: Lay on Internal Security; Disappearances in Mexico, Civil Society demands in legislative process; Ayotzinapa case; Argentine Forensic Anthropology team, missión in Chilapa Guerrero; MEPs travel to the state of Oaxaca; Contingency Plan in Chihuahua for preventive alert; amongst others.
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