Human Rights and Civil Society

NHRC Looks Into ABC Nursery Fire

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) officially launched a complaint to investigate and determine violations of fundamental rights that various authoritie smay have incurred in the ABC nursery fire including the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) , the state government and municipal Hermosillo Sonora.

Meanwhile, the body that presides over Jose Luis Soberanes (current president of the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico) sent visitors and attachments to Hermosillo, to provide both medial and psychological assistance. The purpose is to provide care to survivors and their relatives, as well as gather information and testimonies about what happened and to integrate the respective file complaints.

At least 38 children have been killed in a fire that swept through a state-run day-care centre in Hermosillo. The fire appears to have started in a tyre depot with flammable materials next to the day-care centre. President Felipe Calderon expressed his “profound pain” over the tragedy in the centre, which was run by Mexico’s social services.

The events have prompted the government of Tamaulipas, by order of the Governor Eugenio Hernandez Flores, to submit 515 of its childcare facilities to a thorough inspection. These facilities serve more than 37 thousand children.

“Inspeccionarán 515 estancias infantiles en Tamaulipas.” El Financiero. June 9, 2009.

Pavón, A. Olivier. ” La CNDH inicia una queja de oficio por incendio en la estancia infantil” La Cronica de Hoy June 9, 2009.

“Mexican Nursery Fire Kills Many.” BBC News June 6, 2009.

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