CCR has signed onto an amicus curiae brief in a case against Mexico before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The case was brought on behalf of the mothers of three of the hundreds of young girls and women from Ciudad Juarez who have been murdered, raped, mutilated or have disappeared since 1993. Amici argue that the longstanding failure to investigate, prosecute or prevent these widespread and ongoing crimes violate the obligations that Mexico has under international law. Furthermore, amici “urge the Court to provide the full range of remedies for these violations contemplated by the American Convention and Convention Belém do Pará, including: restitution, satisfaction, cessation, rehabilitation, public recognition of wrongdoing, legislative and policy reform, training and education programs for state officials, information gathering, consolidation and analysis, and the compiling of human rights indicators.”
For additional information, see CCR's brief and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ application to the court.
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