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[UPR] ACAT Mexico and FIACAT’s Report on the situation of torture and ill-treatment in Mexico

February 2009

FIACAT’s concerns regarding torture and ill treatment in Mexico Presented to the Human Rights Council prior to Mexico’s periodic review, 4th session from 2 to 13 February 2009.

Mexico– Geneva, 8 September 2008

Structural impunity in Mexico reinforces the practice of torture, child abuses, gender and criminal violence

The International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (FIACAT)1 states that the increasing of violent criminal deaths, gender violence, child abuses and police violence in Mexico is directly related with the persistence of impunity, as confirmed by the international human rights monitoring bodies from 1997 to 2007.

For more than ten years, specific recommendations against impunity published by international human rights bodies have not been implemented. Although its openness and proactive co-operation with the international human rights system, Mexico confirms its problems to ensure the accomplishment of its international obligations at the national and local levels, regarding torture and violence.

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