National: Judge Grants Injunction against Operational Control of National Guard by SEDENA

@ Cuartoscuro

Following two rejections, a federal judge admitted the request for an injunction presented by the Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez Human Rights Center (Centro Prodh) that questions the seizure of operational control of the National Guard (GN) by the Secretary of National Defense (SEDENA).

The organization explained that it promoted the protection “because the militarization of security poses risks to human rights, but also because CDMX has always been a city of freedoms. There is no diagnosis that supports the militarization of the capital.” It also said that the militarization of public security supposes “a direct effect on the violation of human rights, due to the violation of the civil character of the security bodies that, in turn, generates a risk in the increase of acts that violate the integrity of people.”

Given this, the Second Collegiate Court on Administrative Matters found that the claim of the Prodh Center “is not notoriously inadmissible” for which it said that it was necessary “to summon the authorities and begin the trial before reaching a conclusion on the matter.” According to the media Reforma, the government has fifteen business days to render justified reports, and the constitutional hearing for the trial was set for November 18th.

It was after a meeting on October 6th, 2020, that “the President of the Republic authorized all the proposals for the operational control of the National Guard.” This official statement affirms that the regional coordination of the GN “will be operatively coordinated by the SEDENA, through the commanders of the Military Region” and that the 74 thousand 793 elements of the GN contributed or recruited by SEDENA and SEMAR “will be operationally dependent on the SEDENA and administratively from the Secretariat of origin.”

For more information in Spanish:

Sedena mantiene control operativo de Guardia Nacional, determina jueza(Milenio, 12 de octubre de 2021)

Admiten amparo de Centro Prodh contra entrega de mando operativo de la Guardia Nacional a la Sedena (Centro Prodh, 13 de octubre de 2021)

Admiten amparo contra mando militar de la Guardia Nacional (Educa Oaxaca, 13 de octubre de 2021)

Jueza analizará amparo contra mando militar de la Guardia Nacional en CDMX(Animal Político, 12 de octubre de 2021)

For more information from SIPAZ:

Chiapas/National: UNAM Latin American Observatory of Geopolitics Publishes Study on “Militarization of Southeast of Mexico” (October 10, 2021)

National: Militarization in Mexico Increasing – Centro ProDH (July 5, 2021)

National: INAI Orders National Guard to Release Reports on Use of Force by Members (September 16, 2021)

Chiapas/National: INM and National Guard Continue Harassment of Migrant Caravan (September 7, 2021)

National: AMLO Wants Reform that Makes SEDENA Responsible for National Guard (June 18, 2021)

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