Mar 9, 2012

Human Rights Abuses: Amnesty International Says Forced Disappearances a “Recurring Pattern” in Mexico

Latin American Herald Tribune: "Amnesty International said Thursday that forced disappearances once again have become a “recurring pattern” in Mexico, blaming the scourge on “official inaction.”

To support its allegations, the London-based human rights group alluded to a recent report from the U.N. Working Group on Forced Disappearances that underscores the “terrible scale of this grave violation of human rights in Mexico” amid the country’s current climate of violence.

“Authorities’ refusal to recognize the true dimension of the phenomenon and the participation of public officials in these crimes – whether by commission or omission, as well as collusion with organized crime – has enabled it to spread to many parts of the country,” AI said. The rights watchdog said in the statement that Mexico still lacks “a legal framework consistent with international standards as regards forced disappearances.”" read more

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