The Duty of the Mexican Government

Mecanismo de protección
8 marzo, 2018
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The work carried out by human rights defenders and journalists is fundamental for a more just and democratic society, and therefore the acts of aggression against people belonging to these populations (whether commi ed by individuals or State agents) constitute a acks against the rights of the whole population. To the extent that they inhibit the protection of human rights, restrict access to information and participa- tion, and hinder the e ective enjoyment of the rights defenders advocate, it can be said that the whole society is seriously a ected by this violence.

Despite the fact that Mexico has demonstrated a strong commitment to interna- tional policy development and has rati ed most of the international human rights treaties, including most of the agreements on human rights, the risk faced by human rights defenders and journalists is extremely palpable in the country.

In 2008, in response to the grave situation of violence faced by human rights defenders, journalists, reporters and communicators in Mexico, several human rights organizations currently integrating the Espacio de Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil (Espacio osc)–1 7 began working together in search for answers to address this crisis.

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