Mexico

News on Prevention

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Further synergies within Ombuds institutions designated as NPMs essential to bring about long-lasting change
September 27, 2017
APT works to promote the exchange of good practices among Ibero-American NPMs
May 18, 2017

Resources

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Regional Forum on the OPCAT in Latin America - Outcome Report
October 24, 2017
Realidades de los Mecanismos Nacionales de Prevención de la Tortura en América Latina
October 1, 2017
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

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 :

General Law to Prevent and Sanction Torture (26 June 2017) -- Section on the NPM (Articles 72-82)

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