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UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances with broad agenda in Mexico

UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances with broad agenda in Mexico

Mexico, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances began today a broad agenda of work on one of the most sensitive issues in Mexico, whose government considers it a historic visit.
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The Ministry of the Interior has entitled the visit as such because of the magnitude of the problem and because the previous federal administration rejected the commitee in two occasions.

Karla Quintana, head of the National Search Commission, pointed out that the visit can only take place after invitation of the Mexican State, and therefore represents a very important step for the international scrutiny of this type of human rights violation, and a sign of the will to investigate them.

The figures of disappearances in Mexican territory are chilling: in 2015, the Miguel Agustín Pro Human Rights Center set it at 29,203 cases, but by 2018 the record soared to 69,556 and to date the National Search System reported 94,406.

But numbers will never grasp all the human suffering behind each person who remains unaccounted for, either by the action of state agents as happened, above all, in the dirty war of the last decades of the last century, or by the indiscriminate violence and forced recruitments of organized crime in the present century.

There is hope that the visit of the Committee will bring tangible progress in locating missing persons and in detecting, denouncing and eradicating the criminal networks that have made Mexico the Latin American nation most affected by this scourge, admitted the Ministry of the Interior.


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