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Migrant Shelters and Human Rights Organizations Seek Protection and Justice for Migrants and Refugees in Mexico in New Report

New report explains how the Southern Border Program has significantly increased migration enforcement operations, apprehensions, and deportations of migrants, which has led to an increase in human rights violations against migrants.

Joint Report: Justice for Crimes and Human Rights Violations against Migrants and Refugees in Mexico

The report is based on a series of visits to migrant shelters and organizations, interviews with staff and migrants, interviews with local authorities, and a thorough review of the migrant shelters’ case documentation.

Mexico's Migration Crackdown Creates Spike in Apprehensions, Dangerous Shifts in Migrant Routes

New WOLA Report Reveals that Increased Enforcement Leaves Migrants More Vulnerable in Southern Mexico
Far from deterring migrants from making the journey north, the most notable effects of Mexico’s Southern Border Program have been a significant uptick in apprehensions and changes in where and how migrants are traveling.

New Report: Increased Enforcement at Mexico’s Southern Border

An Update on Security, Migration, and U.S. Assistance
Analysis & Commentary
Far from deterring migrants from making the journey north, the most notable effect of Mexico’s migration crackdown has been changes in how migrants are traveling.

49 U.S. Representatives Express Concern for Mexico’s Increased Migration Enforcement

The Representatives urge President Obama to work with Mexican authorities to strengthen the institutional capacity of Mexico’s migration and protection agencies.

New Studies Reveal Increase in Incarceration for Drug Offenses in the Americas

Despite the current debate in Latin America on the need to rethink drug policy, mass incarceration for nonviolent drug offenses has increased across the region.

Event Video: Investigating the Disappearance of the 43 Students in Mexico

A briefing on the current status of the investigation and the work of the international experts appointed to investigate the case.

The Impact of Drug Policy on Human Rights in the Americas

Drug policy reformers from throughout the hemisphere present on how drug policies have violated human rights.

How a New Report Challenges Mexico's 'Official Version' of the Case of 43 Disappeared Students

Analysis & Commentary
A summary of the Group of Experts' initial conclusions and recommendations

New Report Casts Doubt on the Official Version of Mexico’s Ayotzinapa Disappearances

Mexican government's response fails to recognize grave errors in the original investigation
A report issued on September 6 by the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) concludes that the Mexican government’s version of the fate of the 43 forcibly disappeared students from Ayotzinapa is wrong and not substantiated by scientific evidence.

Mexico Must Prioritize Quality over Quantity in Judicial Reform Process

With Ten Months Remaining, 40 Percent of Mexicans Still Lack Access to the Reformed System
Analysis & Commentary
While it is true that significant efforts are currently being made to reform Mexico’s judicial system, it is still too early to claim victory in their implementation.

On Assault Weapons, States and Private Companies Lead the Way

President Obama Should Follow
Analysis & Commentary
Wal-Mart’s move is only the latest effort to reduce gun violence in the United States even as Congress stalls.

Human Rights Organizations Support Extension of Experts’ Mandate to Investigate Mexico’s Ayotzinapa Case

Letters Sent to Mexican President Peña Nieto and to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
The signed organizations explain that the extension of the mandate is important not only to complete the outstanding tasks in relation to the case of the disappeared students but also to address the broader issue of enforced disappearances in the country.

The Impact of Drug Policy on Human Rights

The Experience in the Americas
This joint report analyzes the effects of drug policy in the Americas, including the militarization of law enforcement, the criminalization of consumption, the weakening of due process guarantees, mass incarceration, disproportionate penalties, and restrictions on access to health care.

Group of Experts on Mexico's Ayotzinapa Case Release New Findings

Findings Suggest Significant Mishandling of Evidence by Mexican Government
On August 17, 2015, after five months of reviewing the Mexican government’s investigation of the Ayotzinapa case and exploring new lines of investigation, the Group of Experts released its fifth report on its findings.

Government of Mexico Must Investigate the String of Murders of Journalists from Veracruz

Murder of Ruben Espinosa Highlights Need to Strengthen Protections
Analysis & Commentary
Whether because of a lack of will or lack of capacity, the government of Mexico has failed to investigate threats and attacks against journalists.

The Mexican Government’s Failed Investigation into the 43 Students’ Enforced Disappearance

New Report by Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission Highlights Shortcomings
Analysis & Commentary
The CNDH report outlines six key points that are fairly basic steps in any criminal investigation and that Mexican authorities have not yet done.

New Report Shows How U.S. Traffickers Funnel Foreign-Made Guns to Drug Cartels in Mexico

President Obama Can Act to Restrict Gun Imports
A joint report released today by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Violence Policy Center (VPC).

New Report: How Foreign Guns are Funneled through the United States to Mexico

Gun-Running Nation: How Foreign-Made Assault Weapons are Trafficked from the United States to Mexico and What to Do About It
Semiautomatic assault rifles imported to the United States account for significant portions of the arsenals of Mexico’s drug cartels.

The United States Should Withhold Conditioned Merida Initiative Aid from Mexico

Mexican Government Has Failed to Meet Human Rights Requirements
The U.S. government should refrain from reporting that Mexico has met human rights requirements laid out in the Merida Initiative aid package.