Human rights violations—including human trafficking, forced disappearances, kidnapping, homicides, sexual assaults, extortions, and other abuses—committed by both organized crime and Mexican authorities have increased the level of risk for migrants crossing Mexico to reach the United States, particularly in recent years. In addition, the high rates of irregular migration, restrictive policies with excessive migratory controls designed to block migration, xenophobia, and discrimination all contribute to the adverse conditions confronted by migrants in the migration process.
At this event, COFAMIDE, FONAMIH, Fundación para la Justicia, and the National Association of Latin American and Caribbean Communities will discuss the current situation of migrants in Mexico and will present the “Regional Network for Truth and Justice for Migrants” project. This project seeks to create a transnational network focused on delivering truth and justice for migrants whose human rights have been violated during their journey through Mexico. The project also seeks to connect regional groups of migrant victims’ families in order to collaborate on social, judicial, and political actions that will help limit the level of impunity for cases of violations of the human rights of migrants.
This event is presented by WOLA and the Open Society Foundations
together with COFAMIDE, FONAMIH, NALACC, and Fundación para la Justicia.
- Padre Pedro Pantoja, Casa del Migrante de Saltillo
- Lucy de Acebedo, Comité de Familiares de Migrantes Fallecidos y Desaparecidos de El Salvador
- Rosa Nelly Santos, Foro Nacional para las Migraciones en Honduras
- Ana Lorena Delgadillo, Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho, México
Representatives of the Equipo Argentino de Antropología Forense (EAAF) and Blanca Martínez of Fuerzas Unidas por Nuestros Desaparecidos(as) (FUNDEC) of Coahuila will also participate in the discussion.
This event will be held in Spanish.