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2016 - A year in review

Before we look at what’s ahead in 2017, we at World Without Torture want to look back at some of the stories we covered in 2016. 501 more words

Voices

Chiapas: Frayba Presents its Annual Report "Paths of Resistance”

On December 19, the Fray Bartolome de las Casas Center for Human Rights (CDHFBC) presented its “Annual Report: Paths of Resistance”, in an event attended by Marina Pages, coordinator of the International Service for Peace (SIPAZ); Ana Valadez Ortega, member of the Center for Studies for Change in the Mexican Field (CECCAM); Rafael Landerreche Morin, member of the Pastoral Team of Chenalho; Marcelo Perez Perez, parish priest of Simojovel and coordinator of the Social Pastoral of the Chiapas Province, as well as Pedro Faro Navarro, director of CDHFBC. 227 more words

Human Rights

Oaxaca/National: NGOs Document Arbitrary Detentions of Defenders - Relatives Demand their Release

Pedro Canche Herrera, Nestora Salgado and Enrique Guerrero Aviña (Photo@: Consorciooaxaca)

On December 14, 2016, the report Arbitrary and Illegal Detentions – Criminalization: a State Policy to Inhibit the Defense of Human Rights in Mexico… 499 more words

Human Rights

National: Legislative Year Ends with Controversial Agenda in Congress

Congress of the Union (@ADN Político)

The closing of the legislative year was marked by a particularly sensitive agenda on human rights in the Congress of the Union. 682 more words

Human Rights

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Human Rights Defenders

Guerrero: NCHR and OHCHR on Joint Mission in the State

Members of the NCHR and OHCHR (Photo@Tlachinollan)

On December 6 and 7, the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Mexico carried out a joint mission in the state of Guerrero during which they held various meetings with victims, human rights defenders and authorities. 289 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: Citizens of Tuxtla Gutierrez Worried about Drinking Water

Forum “Principles Related to Freedom of Expression and the Right to Water” in Tuxtla Gutierrez. Archive photo @ChiapasParalelo

On December 6, the Promoting Committee of the Citizen Observatory “Aguas SMAPA con el Agua”, for the Defense of Life, Land and Territory issued a statement warning of the privatization of water in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. 297 more words

Human Rights