On January 30, a forum called “Let’s stop militarization. Analysis on the Interior Security Law” was convened by the Women’s Human Rights Center of Chiapas (Cdmch), the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas (Frayba) HRC, as well as the Observatory of Democracies, of the Center for Higher Studies of Mexico and Central America.
With an audience of more than 100 people, the organizations rejected the Interior Security Law (LSI) on which Julieta Hernández, from Cdmch, mentioned that “it is very serious and alarming that the LSI might be applied, so we must all be concerned, alarmed and act in some way. “ In response to the implementation, the organizations “called on society in general to present an appeal on the grounds of inconsitutionnality (amparo) to prevent it from being applied because what the federal government wants is to legalize the dictatorship in Mexico,” according to La Jornada.
A researcher from the Center for Higher Studies of Mexico and Central America, part of the University of Sciences and Arts of Chiapas, recalled that “the LSI is unprecedented in the history of the country and it is linked to the commitments of Mexico with the exterior, particularly with the United States, because since 2003, at various security meetings in Latin America, concrete commitments have been made. “
For more information (in Spanish):
Organizaciones de DH rechazan Ley de Seguridad (La Jornada, 31 de enero de 2018)
Esta semana el Frayba Derechos Humanos y Mujeres CDMCH estarán recibiendo tu firma en San Cristóbal de Las Casas (CDMCH, 30 de enero de 2018)
For more information from SIPAZ:
National: Internal Security Law Passed amidst Protests December 7, 2017
Guerrero: Internal Security Law Initiative Rejected April 4, 2017