Oaxaca: Publication of report “Human rights in Oaxaca 2009-2013. Citizens’ report: a pressing debt”

imagesCivil-society organizations have published the report “Human rights in Oaxaca 2009-2013. Citizens’ report: a pressing debt.”  The report indicates that, although during the period analyzed there were legislative advances (changes in 30 articles of the Oaxacan constitution), these changes were no reflected in the public policies applied by authorities.  The report mentions the principal problems faced in the state: attacks on human-rights defenders and impunity in these crimes; an official rights-defense ministry that does not award precautionary measures, having neither personnel nor budget; indigenous peoples who are greatly marginalized, lacking access to the justice system and facing the violation of their collective rights through the construction of megaprojects; criminalization of social protest; torture; arbitrary arrests; extrajudicial executions; and forced disappearences, among other human-rights violations.

For more information (in Spanish):

Oaxaca y los DH ante el EPU (PRODH, retomado por El Universal, 7 de agosto de 2013)

Los Derechos Humanos en Oaxaca 2009-2012. Informe Ciudadano: Una Deuda Pendiente (pdf, 33 pág.)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Oaxaca: Denunciation of wave of attacks against journalists and activists (21 July 2013)

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