National/International: International Observation Mission on Human Rights on Guatemala – Mexico Border Announced

guatemala.pngFacebook page for the International Observation Mission on Human Rights on the Guatemala – Mexico Border. Photo@MODH

On October 26, the start of an International Observation Mission on Human Rights on the Guatemala-Mexico Border (MODH in its Spanish acronym), to be held from November 10 to 16, was announced.

This initiative arose from multiple meetings between organizations on both sides of the border, which have been in dialogue and gradually weaving a “social and civic alliance between peoples of Guatemala and southern Mexico to visualize our path, the causes that unite us in the defense of human rights, and the struggles that we share in defense of territories, gender and migration.”

 The MODH will begin on November 10 in Guatemala City and from there two observation paths of about a thousand kilometers will be opened. Both arrive in San Cristobal de Las Casas on November 16, performing several public actions there.

Observers from countries like Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, the United States, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico have been confirmed, all of them being people with extensive experience in migration and human rights.

The MODH invited “all individuals, communities and organizations in Guatemala and Mexico to be encouraged to join this direct action, to follow up and disseminate their contents and results, as a form of defense of human rights and a call for a paradigm change for this region of Latin America.”

For more information in Spanish:

COMUNICADO, Mesa Transfronteriza Migraciones y Género, Misión Internacional de Observación de Derechos Humanos en la Frontera Guatemala – México (Misión Internacional de Observación de Derechos Humanos en la Frontera Guatemala – México, a 26 de octubre de 2016)

Integrarán Misión Internacional de Observación de Derechos Humanos en la Frontera GUatemala-México (Diario de Chiapas, 27 de octubre de 2016)

For more information from SIPAZ:

Nacional/internacional: La CIDH expresa su preocupación ante el endurecimiento de las autoridades mexicanas hacia los migrantes y sus defensores en la frontera Sur (17 de junio de 2016)

Nacional/Internacional: WOLA presentó nuevo informe: “Siguen violaciones a Derechos Humanos de migrantes” (19 de noviembre de 2015)

 

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