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On February 6th, a commission of mothers and fathers of the 43 students of student teachers from Ayotzinapa, disappeared in 2014, met with members of the Plenary Council of the Federal Judiciary (CJF in its Spanish acronym) to ask them to review the correct application of the law by judges of the Judicial power of the Federation. The Minister of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, Luis Maria Aguilar Morales, said that while they would not tell the judges what they should do, they could seek to make them “impartial, honest, and not be afraid”.
On another note, on February 6th and 7th, members of the Special Follow-up Mechanism of the IACHR also met with the fathers and mothers of the 43 and held meetings with officials of the federal government, within the framework of the 5th official visit of the Mechanism. It was agreed that at the 167th session of the international commission, which will be held from February 22nd to March 2nd in Bogota, Colombia, the schedule of activities of the Special Follow-up Mechanism for 2018 will be defined, with the idea of achieving progress and substantive actions that lead to truth and justice, and give certainty about the whereabouts of the missing students. They also spoke with the representative of the High Commission of Nations in Mexico, Jan Jarab.
The mechanism expressed concern about the lack of significant progress. It indicated that almost a month ago, the IACHR sent a questionnaire with more than 100 specific questions on the subject to the Mexican government, which has not yet been answered completely.
For more nformation in Spanish:
Boletín de prensa | Se reúne Comité de padres y madres de los 43 con el Consejo de la Judicatura Federal (Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña Tlachinollan, 7 de febrero de 2018)
Jueces del caso Ayotzinapa actuarán “de manera independiente frente a cualquier presión”: CJF (Proceso, 7 de febrero de 2018)
CIDH apremia a que se den conclusiones del caso Ayotzinapa (La Jornada, 8 de febrero de 2018)
Sin avances significativos, investigación sobre los 43: comisionados de la CIDH (La Jornada, 8 de febrero de 2018)
For more information from SIPAZ:
Guerrero: Sesión de seguimiento de la CIDH del caso Ayotzinapa : avances nulos (10 de julio de 2017)