12/14/2018

Urgent Action: Bill Could Further Pretrial Detentions (Mexico: UA 202.18)


The Mexican Congress could pass a constitutional amendment in the following weeks that would force judges to order pretrial detention in cases involving a broad series of crimes. Contrary to international law, the reform does not provide that judges can waive it or assess any evidence before determining if such deprivation of liberty is appropriate.

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The Mexican Congress could pass a constitutional amendment in the following weeks that would force judges to order pretrial detention in cases involving a broad series of crimes. Contrary to international law, the reform does not provide that judges can waive it or assess any evidence before determining if such deprivation of liberty is appropriate.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging them to reject the constitutional amendment bill that seeks to expand the list of crimes for which mandatory pretrial detention exists under article 19 of the Mexican Constitution;
  • Urging them to abolish provisions in the Mexican Constitution and legislation that allow mandatory pretrial detention.

Contact these two officials by 25 January 2019:

President of the Board of Directors – Chamber of Deputies
Dip. Porfirio Muñoz Ledo

Av. Congreso de la Unión 66Col El Parque
Del. VenustianoCarranza
C.P. 15969, Ciudad de México            
México
Email: [email protected]
Salutation:  Dear Deputy/Estimado Diputado

Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez
Embassy of Mexico
1911 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC 20006

Phone: 202 728 1600
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @EmbamexEUA @GERONIMO__GF
Facebook: EmbamexEUA
Instagram: @embamexeua
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 202.18.
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