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Urgent Action Update: Mexican Congress Boosts Arbitrary Detentions (Mexico: UA 202.18)

March 7, 2019

Despite national and international outcry, Mexican Congress passed a Constitutional amendment that force judges to order pre-trial 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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