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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

AMLO: It took 10 years to ratify the UN on forced disappearances

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   Reforma

As of December 31, 2019, there were 61,637 missing persons according to the government of Mexico…. This obviously does not include economic migrants which according to human rights orgs vanish at the rate of apx 10k per year.  Missing people can remain on the tally forever if a body is not found, they stay “missing” never being counted as dead….

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador acknowledged that the ratification of the competence of the UN Committee against Forced Disappearances (CED, for its acronym in English) was in consultation for 10 years.

Yesterday, the Ministry of the Interior sent the President's statement to the Senate of the Republic so that the Upper House endorses the competence of the CED and can receive and examine particular cases on missing persons.

In the letter, López Obrador warns that the National Commission for the Search of Persons estimates that as of December 31, 2019, there were 61,637 missing persons.

"Given the magnitude of this crisis, the Mexican Government has made the search for people a priority, including all those whose whereabouts are unknown and are presumed missing as a result of any crime," says the President.

Remember that Mexico adhered to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, adopted on December 20, 2006 and in force in the Country since December 23, 2010.

"In 2010, on the eve of entry in force of the Convention began the process of consultations with the competent Mexican authorities, to determine the viability of recognizing the competence of the Committee, "acknowledges López Obrador.

"As a result of the internal evaluation carried out by the national authorities, in which the technical, operational, practical, financial and political implications were considered, it was determined that the Mexican State recognizes the competence of the Committee to receive and examine individual communications."

The ratification of the competence of the CED has been a demand of relatives of disappeared persons to which President Enrique Peña Nieto committed himself, but which he never carried out, now the Senate must confirm the recognition to the UN Committee.

"The recognition of the competence of the Committee will be a catalyst for the prevention, investigation and clarification of cases, at the same time, that it will contribute to promote a reconciliation based on truth, justice, punishment, reparation and the guarantee of non-repetition" , argues López Obrador.

In the letter, the President explains the procedure followed by the CED to hear particular cases, which will be admissible only when national instances of justice have been exhausted or reasonable time limits are exceeded.


  1. The UN is a joke. A useless hollow shell. I keep seeing comments on BB noting UN comments on human rights, journalists, this or that, bla bla bla.

    Besides talking and spewing hot useless air, what has the UN actually physically DONE to help anyone recentl!?!?!? Zip. Zero. Zilch.

    "While private gun-runners continue to thrive, the world's biggest arms suppliers are the U.S., U.K., Russia, France, and China. They are also the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council."
    - Lord of War

    And they do not give one fuck about human rights. Their lack of action says so.

    1. This comment was superb. A true perspective of powers at play. Moreover, where profits outweighs the deaths of many innocent people.
      Let the truth be told.

    2. 11:29 i'll kill the superb comment and your perspective at pla...
      The United Nations has been having problems with financing, they started when some in the US Government started tightening the bolts to squeeze the nuts of the UN over lack of approval of many US foreign practices and policies...the US has been founder and suporter of the UN and some people behaves like the UN should do the US bidding without request or delay or conditions...
      10 years worth of delays and then making or accepting more delays until the BS gets more refined or goes stale...

  2. This video in the grillonautas channel on YouTube mententions borderland beat..
    It's about the recent fight against cartel de jalisco and the viagras.

  3. main Word Competence. Missing words Lack Of
    Ha they got groups lacking competence Taking charge of another group lacking competence

    1. US journalist Kashoggi disappeared from the Saudi Embassy in Turkey, it has been proven he was dismembered alive in the premises and the free world has forgotten, forever.
      EPN may have signed up on it but soon forgot about it...

    2. 7:10 the russians and the US are always blocking their partisans' agendas and projects, be it Cuba or Nicaragua or Venezuela, or the Saudis, lately NATO and the European Union or BREXIT...
      --they just moved their cold wars to the sauna and fight it naked without bloomers and towels but still enough leaks out.
      Remember EPN kicked out the independent international investigators from Ayotzinapa.

  4. What I don't understand is if someone tries to kidnap you why go willingly to your torture and death and disappearance. Fight to the death or run, but to willingly go. Nope never


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