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June 25, 2022 • Roe organizations map

New Mexico

December 7, 2021 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: PROSECUTORS MUST INVESTIGATE TORTURE (Mexico: UA 122.21)

On August 3, 2021, José Eduardo Ravelo died from multiple internal injuries, after telling his mother the police had tortured him in detention days before in Mérida, state of Yucatán. The prosecutor’s office carrying out the investigation of Jose Eduardo's death has publicly stated that torture or ill treatment did not occur during his detention, even before concluding the investigation, raising serious doubts about the seriousness and impartiality of the prosecutors. We urge the Attorney General to ensure an independent and exhaustive investigation into all possible crimes committed against José Eduardo, and to guarantee full access to justice and reparations for his mother.

September 30, 2021 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: MASS DEPORTATIONS MUST STOP (Mexico: UA 100.21)

Since August, authorities in Mexico have been conducting mass detentions and deportations of migrants and asylum seekers without taking measures to ensure that these individuals are not being returned to locations where their lives or physical integrity might be at risk. Such deportations potentially endanger the lives of thousands. Excessive use of force against migrants and asylum seekers has also been reported. Take action urgently to protect their rights.

September 20, 2021 • Press Release

Failings in Investigations of Feminicides in the State of Mexico Violate Women’s Rights to Life, Physical Safety and Access to Justice

Investigations by the State of Mexico Attorney General’s Office into feminicides preceded by disappearances are seriously flawed due to the inaction and negligence of the authorities leading to evidence being lost, all lines of inquiry not being investigated, and a gender perspective not being applied correctly. These shortcomings hamper the judicial process and increase the likelihood that cases will remain unpunished, said Amnesty International in a new report released today.

August 19, 2021 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Condemns Any Resurgence of the Remain in Mexico Policy

On Friday, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Department of Homeland Security to “enforce and implement MPP in good faith." Under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or the Remain in Mexico program, the U.S. government forcibly returned people to Mexico while they ask for asylum in the U.S.

June 23, 2021 • Press Release

Biden Expands Plan to Bring Back Asylum Seekers Forced to Wait in Dangerous Border Towns Under Trump’s Remain In Mexico Policy

This week, the Biden administration announced that it would take steps to allow additional asylum seekers to come back to the U.S. to safety after they were subjected to the Trump administration’s …

June 11, 2021 • Report

The United States and Mexico deporting thousands of unaccompanied migrant children into harm’s way

The US and Mexican governments are forcibly returning tens of thousands of unaccompanied children seeking safety to the countries they just fled, without adequate screenings or protection from the harms …

May 17, 2021 • Advocacy and GR

Amnesty International urges Vice President Harris to raise human rights concerns on upcoming trip to Guatemala and Mexico

On May 17, 2021, Amnesty International USA wrote to Vice President Kamala Harris urging her to raise human rights concerns during her upcoming visit to Guatemala and Mexico and inviting …

November 23, 2020 • Post

Amnesty International Files Brief in Support of Challenge to Draconian “Remain in Mexico” Policy

Today, Amnesty International USA filed a brief in support of a new lawsuit (Immigrant Defenders Law Center v.Wolf) challenging the “Remain in Mexico” policy, which has sent over 65,000 people …

July 24, 2020 • Victory

Urgent Action Victory! Government Confirms Funding for Women’s Rights (Mexico: UA 111.20)

On 23 April, the Mexican government suspended funding for different programs to attend the COVID-19 pandemic, including that of the Indigenous and Afro-Mexican Women Shelters (CAMIs). The government had not been transparent about how these cuts could affect other programs that support and care for women victims of violence. On 14 July 2020, the Ministry of Interior announced publicly that the austerity measures would not affect the budget of the programs addressing women’s rights and violence against women.

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