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Mexico City.- This Thursday the Mexico office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN-DH) celebrated the decision that the First Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) recognize that it is the obligation of the prosecution to extend the protection of families of disappeared persons.

Given this, the UN-DH stressed that the authorities have the obligation to ensure the search for disappeared persons, also recalled that last Wednesday, the SCJN resolved the amparo filed with Perla Demián mother of Víctor Álvarez who disappeared in Veracruz since 2013 .

“It is important to highlight the fundamental role of the judicial powers in combating forced disappearances. The decision of the First Chamber of the SCJN represents an advance in the fight against this crime and recognizes the rights of the victims. In addition, by recognizing the obligation of the urgent actions issued by the CED, the First Chamber confirms the value of the powers of this committee that are conferred on them by the treaty that creates it ”, assured Guillermo Fernández-Maldonado, Representative of the UN-DH.

He added that the challenges that have to be faced in the country is that the issue of the disappearance of people must be addressed and a response to the victims must be given, for which he urged all the competent authorities to unite to effectively search for people.

Given this, the UN-DH Office asked the authorities to implement the measures recommended by the UN Committee against Forced Disappearance in the 224 urgent actions active in Mexico.

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