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​​​​​​​Mexico: Federal court upholds decision to create special investigative commission in Ayotzinapa case

    September 21, 2018

    In response to the ruling of the First Collegiate Court of the Nineteenth District in Tamaulipas in which it was confirmed that there are no legal impediments to the creation of a special investigative commission in the case of the enforced disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said:

    “This ruling confirms that the main obstacle to the proper investigation of the Ayotzinapa case has been the lack of willingness of the Mexican authorities to uncover the truth of what happened. Amnesty International calls on the Mexican authorities not to prevent or discourage the creation of the special investigative commission”.

    “The special investigative commission represents hope for the students’ families because it could be, subject to certain conditions, a mechanism that helps achieve truth, justice, and reparation in this case”, Guevara-Rosas concluded.

    For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Elizabeth Berton-Hunter, Media Relations 416-363-9933 ext 332

    Additional information:

    Mexico: Peña Nieto insists on covering up the truth about 43 forcibly disappeared students (News, 29 August 2018)

    Mexico: Government insists on hiding the truth about Ayotzinapa (News, 18 July 2018)

    Mexico: Order to create investigative commission is an important advance in Ayotzinapa case (News, 5 June 2018)