Urgent Action: Bill could further pretrial detentions

The Mexican Congress could pass a constitutional amendment in the following weeks that would force judges to order pretrial detention in cases involving a broad series of crimes. Contrary to international law, the reform does not provide that judges can waive it or assess any evidence before determining if such deprivation of liberty is appropriate.

Take action.

Please write immediately in Spanish, English or your own language to the Mexican authorities:

  • Urging them to reject the constitutional amendment bill that seeks to expand the list of crimes for which mandatory pretrial detention exists under article 19 of the Mexican Constitution;
  • Urging them to abolish provisions in the Mexican Constitution and legislation that allow mandatory pretrial detention.

 

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 25 JANUARY 2019 TO:

 

President of the Board of Directors - Chamber of Deputies

Dip. Porfirio Muñoz Ledo

Av. Congreso de la Unión 66Col El Parque,

Del. Venustiano Carranza

C.P. 15969, Ciudad de México              

México

porfirio.munozledo@diputados.gob.mx

Salutation:  Dear Deputy/Estimado

Diputado

 

President of the Political Coordination Board - Chamber of Deputies

Dip. Mario Delgado Carrillo   

Av. Congreso de la Unión 66Col El Parque,

Del. Venustiano Carranza

C.P. 15969, Ciudad de México              

México

mario.delgado@diputados.gob.mx  

Salutation: Dear Deputy/Estimado Diputado

 

President of the Constitutional Points Commission - Chamber of Deputies

Dip. Miroslava Carrillo Martínez             

Av. Congreso de la Unión 66Col El Parque,

Del. Venustano Carranza

C.P. 15969, Ciudad de México              

México

miroslava.carrillo@diputados.gob.mx

Salutation: Dear Deputy/Estimada Diputada

 

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR JULIÁN VENTURA, Head of Mission Embassy of Mexico, 16 St. George Street, London, W1S 1FD Phone: 020 7499 8586 E-Mail: mexuk@sre.gob.mx Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Embamex-Reino-Unido/197866996938638 twitter: @Embamexru Salutation: Your Excellency

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

 

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