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International NGOs call on Mexican parliamentarians to adopt anti-torture legislation
March 10, 2017
Latin American NPMs: looking towards change
July 25, 2016

Resources

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Open letter to the President of Mexico: Concerns over smear campaign against victims and defenders (2016)
September 30, 2016
Joint Statement HRC - WG on Arbitrary Detention, Mexico (2015)
September 15, 2015
Regional Forum on the OPCAT in Latin America - Outcome Report
February 19, 2015
Realidades de los Mecanismos Nacionales de Prevención de la Tortura en América Latina
November 20, 2014

OPCAT Status

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OPCAT Ratification : April 11, 2005
UNCAT Ratification : January 23, 1986
NPM Designated :

National Human Rights Commission (Tercera Visitaduría)

NPM Type :

Ombuds Institution

NPM Legal Framework :

Inter-ministerial agreement with the Human Rights Commission and National Human Rights Commission's regulation (Article 61).

National Human Rights Commission's Constitutional basis and founding legislation.

Information

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Population : 120 286 655
Area (sq km) : 1 964 375
Number of prisons : 387
Prison population : 254 108
Federal Structure : The Mexican Federation is divided into 31 States and 1 Federal District
Torture Laws compilation
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