Human Rights

How Mexico Fails Migrant Victims and Their Families

fjedd1If you’ve got 13 minutes to spare, you should watch this short film produced by the Fundación para la Justicia and Sandía Digital in Mexico. Their new video, Migrantes Desaparecidos. Familias unidas exigiendo justicia (Disappeared Migrants: Families United Demanding Justice) is at once an unflinching look at the tragic reality of trans-Mexican migration and a serious legal examination of Mexico’s failure to investigate and prosecute disappearances, or even collect statistics on, kidnappings and other crimes against migrants. Citing international treaties and even the Mexican access to information law, the filmmakers detail the state’s numerous legal obligations and its near total failure to comply with them.

The Fundación plays an important role both in defending migrant rights and in use of Mexico’s access to information law. I learned a lot from their new video. I hope you do too.

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