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United Nations News Centre – UN expert sees very little change in efforts to protect right to life, end impunity in Mexico

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United Nations News Centre – UN expert sees very little change in efforts to protect right to life, end impunity in Mexico

A United Nations human rights expert states that today in Mexico, very little has changed regarding the protection of the right to life his 2013 fact-finding mission to the country.

“Extrajudicial killings and excessive use of force by security officers persist,” said Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, in his follow-up report to the UN Human Rights Council.

Protective measures remain insufficient and ineffective; impunity and the lack of accountability for violations of the right to life remain a serious challenge, as does the absence of reparations for the victims, he stressed.

Source: United Nations News Centre – UN expert sees very little change in efforts to protect right to life, end impunity in Mexico

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