People demand application of the law of forced disappearance in Mexico
Last Thursday, on the International Day of Victims of Forced Disappearances, marches were held in Mexico to demand the direct participation of family members in the plan to combat this type of disappearance, as well as to require the fulfillment of the objectives of the Law of Forced Disappearance. In the same way, they asked for the implementation of a search scheme for the disappeared and access to truth and justice of the more 37,000 cases in this nation.
The Chamber of Deputies of Mexico approved, in October of last year, the General Law of Forced Disappearance, which contemplates the creation of a national system of people search, a national commission, a citizen council and a national registry of missing persons and not located. The Mexican Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights urged the government to make a change in this regard to end the history of suffering that accompanies the victims of disappearance in this territory.