Urgent Action outcome: Mexican congress approved security reform

On 28 February, Mexican Congress approved a controversial Constitutional amendment to introduce a “National Guard” in Mexico. The bill originally proposed was substantially changed after heavy criticism by human rights defenders and activists. The approved bill does not contain the most concerning provisions of the proposal and, if correctly implemented, could be a first step in the orderly withdrawal of the military from security tasks.

This urgent action helped to deliver Amnesty International’s concerns to the Mexican Congress. The strong criticism by the human rights movement and organisations moved Congress to substantially amend the bill and, as a result, Congress suppressed or amended the more contested provisions.

 

NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUESTED FROM THE NETWORK. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT APPEALS.

 

This is the 1st and final update for UA 212/18 More information: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/amr41/9995/2019/en/

 

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