FOIA Notes / Human Rights

Mexico’s Transparency Reforms, Part II: The selection of new IFAI commissioners and access to information on migrant rights

Mexico’s Senate is now in the process of selecting the country’s new information commissioners who will be at the center of pivotal transparency and human rights decisions for years to come. The competition is intense, with 158 candidates vying for the seven top positions at the Federal Access to Information Institute (IFAI). Continue reading

Human Rights

IFAI denies access to information on the case of the San Fernando Massacre

On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, Mexico’s Federal Institute for Access to Information (el Instituto Federal de Acceso a la Información – IFAI) confirmed that the investigation files on the massacre of 72 migrants carried out in San Fernando in 2010 will remain secret in the archives of the Attorney General’s Office (Procuraduría General de la Republica – PGR). Continue reading

Human Rights / News

Article 19 launches Right to Truth campaign for access to official records on the San Fernando Massacre

The organization Article 19 announced it has launched a campaign directed at Mexico’s Federal Access to Information Institute (Instituto Federal de Acceso a la Información – IFAI) to secure the release of investigative documents relating to the 2010 killing of 72 migrants in Mexico’s northern region of San Fernando, Tamaulipas. Article 19 has argued that … Continue reading