The Paso del Norte Human Rights Centre, founded in 2001, advises and supports individuals and collectives in northern Chihuahua about their rights. It has two main areas of work: support to victims, especially in cases of torture and forced disappearances, and political advocacy. The Centre offers legal representation and psychosocial care. Paso del Norte began its work amid a context of gender-based violence, extrajudicial executions, public corruption, and widespread impunity in Ciudad Juárez, where it has its offices. Due to its work denouncing abuses committed by public security forces, lawyers and other staff at the organisation have suffered threats and harassment by federal and state authorities, including a break-in of their offices by the Federal Police and continuous surveillance. PBI has accompanied the Centre since 2013, when it was the first organisation officially accompanied by PBI in northern Mexico.