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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.

• Urgent Action

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.

June 18, 2020 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Torture Survivor Denied Covid-19 Support (Mexico: UA 101.20)

Adrian Vásquez Lagunes was diagnosed with COVID-19 on 16 June. He survived torture and 3 years unjust imprisonment in Tijuana (Northern Mexico). The authorities have failed to provide him with reparations mandated by the Baja California State Human Rights and Citizen Protection Ombudsman’s Office in 2015. We are demanding that authorities urgently ensure that Adrian Vásquez receives health and social security coverage, an emergency fund, and that his full reparation package is finalized.

June 12, 2020 • Victory

Urgent Action Victory! Defender Receives Additional Protection (Mexico: UA 58.20)

Since we took action for Clemencia Adelaida Salas Salazar, women’s rights defender in Yucatán (South), she has not faced further attacks. In May 2020, the Mexican Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders started to implement protective measures in her favor, complementing those already granted in 2017 by the National Human Rights Commission.

• Urgent Action

Urgent Action Victory! Defender Receives Additional Protection (Mexico: UA 58.20)

Since we took action for Clemencia Adelaida Salas Salazar, women’s rights defender in Yucatán (South), she has not faced further attacks. In May 2020, the Mexican Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders started to implement protective measures in her favor, complementing those already granted in 2017 by the National Human Rights Commission.

April 23, 2020 • Press Release

Dr. López-Gatell Must Support the Release of Migrants in Mexico Due to COVID-19

Amnesty International sent an open letter today to the Undersecretary of Prevention and the Promotion of Health, Dr Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, the maximum authority on the response to COVID-19 in the country, to express its concerns about the lack of protection of the health of migrants and people in need of international protection in Mexico.

February 28, 2020 • Press Release

The U.S. Government Should Reverse the Remain in Mexico Policy

Responding to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s ruling upholding the preliminary injunction halting the Trump administration’s so-called “Remain in Mexico” policy — under which the U.S. …

February 23, 2020 • Advocacy and GR

After Tour & Briefing of Secretive Remain in Mexico Court, Amnesty International USA & Other Rights Groups Demand Answers

On Friday, February 21, 2020, Amnesty International USA, the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, the American Immigration Council, Lawyers for Good Government, Human Rights First, and Texas Civil Rights Project jointly …

January 29, 2020 • Press Release

Amnesty International Demands NGO Access to Mexico’s Migrant Detention Centers

In response to the decision by the National Institute of Migration (INM) to temporarily suspend access by all religious associations and NGOs to the country's migration detention centers, which was denied hours later by the Ministry of the Interior, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:

January 24, 2020 • Press Release

Anniversary of the implementation of so-called ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy marks rampant rights abuses

Wednesday, January 29 marks one year since the Trump administration implemented an unprecedented program disingenuously titled the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as “Remain in Mexico,” under which the …