A novel intervention by international experts in Mexico invigorated the work of human rights organizations to fight against systemic impunity in the country, according to Gabriela Kletzel and Angel Gabriel Cabrera Silva.
A follow-up report is presented to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances regarding the Argentine state’s response to the disappearance of Santiago Maldonado.
A press conference was held in Esquel, 35 days after Santiago Maldonado’s disappearance. The participants emphasized the investigation’s shortcomings in the first crucial days, the violent security force operation in which Santiago disappeared, and the hypotheses used to try to divert the case.
Today Argentines will take to the country’s plazas again to demand an answer to the question “Where is Santiago Maldonado?”
The UN Committee determined that the disappearance of Santiago Maldonado requires “urgent action by the state party to search for and locate him” and to identify those responsible.
The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights and the German Coalition against Impunity, together with Argentine human rights organizations, presented a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her visit to the Parque de la Memoria.
Organizations from 27 countries sent a statement of support for the Committee on Enforced Disappearances and urged that its mandate be renewed.
Carlos Beristain and Claudia Paz y Paz, members of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) that investigated the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, visited Argentina.
Mexico’s human rights crisis and what occurred in Ayotzinapa were presented at the UN Human Rights Council.