Special Reports

Armed With Impunity: Curbing Military Human Rights Abuses in Mexico

Catherine Daly, Kimberly Heinle, and David A. Shirk

 July 2012

The Mexican military has played a constantly expanding role in efforts to combat drug trafficking organizations, and to provide domestic security more generally. But the massive deployment of troops increased civilian exposure and vulnerability to abuses by military personnel. This report examines Mexico’s current security context, presents original data and analysis on military human abuses, and discusses possible remedies to protect against such abuses in the future.


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