Mexico

Mexico: strong justice system needed to counter growing violence, UN expert says

A strong and independent justice is a prerequisite for effectively fighting growing violence in Mexico, a United Nations human rights expert, who wrapped up a 15-day mission to the country last week, said today.

Mexico urges protection of migrants in statement to General Assembly

Mexico today urged all United Nations Member States to ratify the international convention that calls for the protection of the rights of migrant workers and their families, deploring what it described as a global tendency to criminalize international migration.

UNESCO chief speaks out against murders of two Mexican journalists

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the murders of two Mexican journalists, which bring the total number of media professionals killed in the country this year to ten.

UNESCO chief speaks out against killing of Mexican journalist

The head of the United Nations agency mandated to protect the freedom of expression today condemned the murder of a Mexican journalist specializing in covering crime, bringing the total number of media professionals killed so far this year in the country to eight.

Human rights defenders in Mexico paying with their lives, warn UN experts

Human rights defenders in Mexico are under increasing threat, a group of independent United Nations experts cautioned today, speaking out against the recent killings of two defenders in the country’s southeast.