December 7, 2014

The Mexican government has released 11 people who were detained at a November 20 protest in Mexico City amid condemnation from within Mexico and around the world. Mexican universities and international human rights groups, including Amnesty...

December 7, 2014

Jorge Andrade also argued that the state and federal authorities were to blame for the activists’ deaths because they had not investigated the organized crime groups that had continuously threatened members of the collective. Luis Tapia...

December 4, 2014

The two-year anniversary of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s election to office has been marred by protests throughout Mexico calling for his resignation. This coincides with the lowest approval rating of his presidency following the...

December 4, 2014

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest Justice in Mexico News Monitor, covering the month of November 2014. The Justice in Mexico Project conducts original research, promotes public discourse, and informs public policies related...

November 30, 2014

Following the disappearance and apparent murder of 43 students in Iguala, Guerrero in late September by a local drug gang and the widespread protests that have followed, President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday, November 27 announced a new...

November 30, 2014

The Mexican Army (Secretaría de Defensa Nacional, Sedena) announced that it would accept and implement recommendations issued by the National Human Rights Commission (Comisión Nacional de los Dererechos Humanos, CNDH) regarding the massacre...

November 30, 2014

 The Mexican Senate has selected Luis Raúl González Pérez as the new president of the National Human Rights Commission (Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos, CNDH). González Pérez gained the vast majority of votes, garnering 97 of...

November 30, 2014

Colombia ranked 16th with a score of 6.24. Paraguay followed Mexico, ranked 43rd with a score of 3.63. Mexico’s score of 4.66 represents an increase of 1.53 from 2013. Vision of Humanity defines terrorism as “the threatened or actual use of...

November 30, 2014

According to Vidulfo Rosales, attorney for the Guerrero-based Center for the Defense of Human Rights of Tlachinollan Mountain (Centro de Defensa de los Derechos Humanos de la Montaña Tlachinollan), the search for the missing students has covered...

November 30, 2014

Mexico’s Secretary General of National Public Security (Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública, SESNSP) recently released results of a study done to measure how Mexico’s 32 entities rank when comparing police...