Mexican Minister Urges for Law against Forced Disappearances
This demand is also supported by the United Nations (UN) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)
The head of Mexican Ministry of Interior Miguel Angel Osorio Chong demanded today to the Chamber of Deputies the approval of the draft of the Law on Forced Disappearances that have on their power.
Osorio Chong tries to answer international and national organizations that want a legislation that protects families of missing people.
This demand is also supported by the United Nations (UN) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) that have criticized the government for not doing anything about this social problem related to drug-trafficking and criminal groups.
For the head of the government is an important law which was prepared with the participation of specialists from organizations, the Army and the Federal Police.
He recognized that the country is criticized worldwide, ‘we are being watched and they are going to say we are doing nothing; thus, to approve the Law will be an important step,’ he told.
According to statistics of this Ministry there are around 30,000 missing people’s files that correspond to the jurisdiction of state prosecutors offices.
Out of the total of files, 639 cases happened almost a decade ago; 236 occurred before 2007 and 429 dont have the exact date of disappearing.
An example of justice mal functioning is the repeated authorities’ statements ‘we are looking into them,’ like in the case of the 43 missing people of Ayoztinapa, Guerrero’s state, on September 26, 2014.
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