On Thursday, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s morning press conference at the National Palace was dedicated to this issue and the Undersecretary of the Interior, Alejandro Encina, gave a detailed report on the resources allocated to these efforts.
He pointed out that support is currently being provided to citizens seeking justice and to missing people.
He explained that the Undersecretariat applies two fundamental axes in this work: establishing a relationship with families to meet their demands and strengthening institutional capacity at all levels, starting with the judiciary power, against impunity.
He said that the budget for a better quality in the administration of justice reflects this intention with unprecedented figures for the compliance with human rights and to strengthen search commissions: 6.1 billion pesos (more than 300 million dollars).
The National Search Commission has already accumulated 2,200 days of explorations, backed with 2.4 billion pesos (120 million dollars) to support relatives and seek solutions to the forensic crisis, which brings about delays in the identification of thousands of bodies of missing people.
In this regard, Encinas said that millions of pesos were allocated to justice centers and other federal establishments to order civil registries in the states to comply with the obligations regarding people’s identity right.