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New Institutions in Mexico Could Expand Justice for Migrants

Analysis & Commentary
Every year, tens of thousands of migrants pass through Mexico on their journey north towards the United States, and they are routinely preyed upon by both criminal organizations and corrupt government officials in the country.

A Sad Day for Mexico

Analysis & Commentary
WOLA's Joy Olson shares her experience of the official presentation of the final report of the International Group of Independent Experts that has been providing technical assistance to the Mexican government on the disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero, Mexico in September 2014.

Case of the 43 Disappeared Students: Key Points from the Group of Experts’ Final Report

Experts Highlight Lines of Investigation that Must Be Explored
Analysis & Commentary
On April 24, 2016, the Group of Experts appointed by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to provide technical assistance in the investigation of the case of the 43 disappeared students in Mexico presented its final report.

Mexico’s Government Obstructed the Investigation of the 43 Disappeared Students

Final Report by Group of Experts Raises Concerns about Justice
News
The Mexican government obstructed the investigation into Ayotzinapa while doubling down on its own version of events, the fundamentals of which have been disproved multiple times.

4 Ways the Mexican Government Obstructed Justice and Impeded the Investigation into the 43 Disappeared Students

Analysis & Commentary
The government of Mexico, at every turn, has obstructed the investigation into the tragedy of the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students.

Mexico’s Government Claims the 43 Ayotzinapa Students Were Incinerated in a Trash Dump. Here's How They’re Wrong.

Analysis & Commentary
The Mexican government's main theory about what happened to the missing students of Ayotzinapa has been thoroughly disproven on multiple occasions.

Analysis and Information on Mexico's Ayotzinapa Case

A list of resources regarding Mexico's investigation of the 43 disappeared students.
Analysis & Commentary
In September 2014, forty-three students in the state of Guerrero were forcibly disappeared after a series of attacks by local police.

World Leaders Convene in New York for Landmark UN Drug Summit as Opposition to Drug War Mounts

WOLA Experts will be in Attendance, Presenting at the UN
News
This week, world leaders are gathering at the United Nations in New York for the highest-level meeting on drug policy in nearly two decades.

The Search for Justice: Crimes against Migrants and Refugees in Mexico

Video
Join us for a conversation with representatives of migrant shelters from different regions in Mexico who assist migrants in the search for justice.

Concern for the defamation campaign against victims and human rights defenders in Mexico

Open Letter to President Enrique Peña Nieto
News
The signatory organizations are worried about an emerging pattern of disqualification in which the Mexican government de-legitimizes any report or declaration that identifies grave human rights violations taking place in the country.

Women are Bearing the Brunt of our Most Punitive Drug Policies

Analysis & Commentary
From Colombia to Thailand, drug policy reforms are urgently needed to end the mass incarceration of women for drug offences. Here’s what we can do about it.

Between Rhetoric and Reform: Criminal Justice Reform in the United States

Publication
After decades of failed policies, the U.S. is finally reconsidering the mass incarceration model it promoted in Latin America. The paradigm shift opens up space for reforms in Latin America.

New U.S.-Mexico Local Repatriation Arrangements are a Step Forward

Analysis & Commentary
The new Local Repatriation Arrangements signed by the U.S. and Mexico represent important efforts of both governments to curtail many of the deportation practices that negatively affect repatriated Mexican migrants.

Ayotzinapa Fact Sheet: Investigating the Enforced Disappearance of 43 Students in Mexico

Analysis & Commentary
What happened the night the students disappeared? Who is working on the investigation? What have they found?

Women, Drug Policies and Incarceration

Video
In this presentation at the OAS, human rights and legal experts present a new guide for policymakers designed to reduce the mass incarceration of women in Latin America.

Forensic Study Refutes Mexican Government’s Version of the 43 Students’ Disappearance

Second Independent Analysis Finds No Evidence That Students Were Killed and Burned at Trash Dump
Analysis & Commentary
The goal of the EAAF study was to determine whether the evidence collected from the trash dump supports the theory that the 43 disappeared students were killed and burned at the site. The short answer is no.

Migration through Mexico: A Humanitarian Emergency

Interactive Map Shows Impact of Mexico's Southern Border Program
Analysis & Commentary
Increased enforcement along Mexico’s southern border has raised concerns about potentially severe humanitarian consequences for thousands of Central Americans fleeing violence, poverty, and lack of opportunity. This map uses data, photos, and first-person accounts to show what’s happening at Mexico’s southern border.

Pope Francis to Address Migration during Upcoming Mexico Trip

WOLA Resources on Migration Issues along Mexico’s Southern and Northern Borders
News
In light of Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Mexico in which he will highlight migration through the country, WOLA is publishing an interactive map of Mexico’s southern border zone, an area that has become the site of a major U.S.-backed migration crackdown, raising serious humanitarian concerns.

Experts Investigating Mexico's Ayotzinapa Case Face a 'Coordinated Defamation Campaign'

Campaign is an Attempt to Hide the Truth and Obstruct Justice
News
We call on the Mexican government to publicly acknowledge the important work of the Group of Experts

Women, Drug Policies, and Incarceration in the Americas

A Joint Project to Promote More Humane and Effective Policies
Analysis & Commentary
In collaboration with gender and human rights organizations from throughout the world, IDPC, Dejusticia and WOLA have convened a group of leading experts to address the harmful effects of incarceration on women in the Americas.