Mexico

News on Prevention

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Bridging the gap between law and practice in the first hours of detention in Latin America
November 27, 2017
Further synergies within Ombuds institutions designated as NPMs essential to bring about long-lasting change
September 27, 2017

Resources

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Realidades de los Mecanismos Nacionales de Prevención de la Tortura en América Latina (2014)
February 5, 2018
Regional Forum on the OPCAT in Latin America - Outcome Report (2014)
February 5, 2018
Putting prevention into practice - OPCAT 10th anniversary booklet (2016)
February 5, 2018
Joint Statement to the HRC / Working Group on Arbitrary Detentio on Mexico (2015)
January 30, 2018
Open letter to the President of Mexico: Concerns over smear campaign against victims and defenders (2016)
September 30, 2016

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