National: Special Rapporteur on torture begins visit to Mexico

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Juan E. Méndez, the Argentinian UN Special Rapporteur, began a 12-day visit to Mexico on 21 April.

Rapporteur Méndez, who has held his position since 2010, plans to meet with hundreds of federal and state officials–ministers, soldiers, and magistrates–and to visit jails and migrant posts.  Beyond Mexico City, he will visit the states of Baja California, Chiapas, and Nuevo León.

The UN official will conclude his visit on 2 May with a press-conference in which he will share his conclusions and recommendations.

For more information (in Spanish):

Comienza hoy visita del relator especial de ONU sobre tortura (La Jornada, 21 de abril de 2014)

La tortura como “medio de investigacion” prevalece en México (Animal Político, 21 de abril de 2014)

Relator de la ONU sobre tortura comienza su visita a México; se reunirá con al menos 100 funcionarios
Relator de la ONU sobre tortura comienza su visita a México; se reunirá con al menos 100 funcionarios

Relator de la ONU sobre tortura comienza su visita a Mexico ; se reunirá con al menos 100 funcionarios (Sin Embargo, 21 de abril de 2014)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

National: International organizations conclude observation mission on torture in Mexico (10 June 2013)

Mexico: UN Committee against Torture expresses grave concern for the practice of torture in Mexico (9 November 2012)

National: Amnesty International presents report regarding use of torture in Mexico (19 October 2012)

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