Mar 15, 2012

Human Rights and Rule of Law: U.N. criticizes Mexico on drug war disappeared

Chicago Tribune: "The Mexican government has failed to properly investigate the cases of thousands of people who have disappeared in areas beset by conflict between drug gangs and security forces, the United Nations said in a report published on Wednesday. Mexico has no protocol to register the disappearances, has poor procedures to identify corpses and the justice system is wracked by chronic impunity, the report by the United Nations.

Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance said. "It seems that Mexico does not have the will or is not capable of conducting the investigations needed in the cases of forced disappearances," Ariel Dulitzky, who sits on the group in Geneva, said in a video webcast.

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission has reported 5,400 cases of disappeared people across large swathes of the country since 2006, when President Felipe Calderon took power and launched an army-led offensive on drug traffickers." read more

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