Mexico will continue work with int’l organizations

By Pedro Montes de Oca

Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo said that Mexico will have a general enforced disappearances law by 2015, because the Mexican government must continue to work with international human rights organizations.
Mexico’s report to the U.N. Committee against Enforced Disappearances of Persons was presented after the meeting of a Mexican delegation with representatives of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Gómez Robledo said there is a need to get this constitutional reform through first, and the law afterwards.
Congress started its ordinary session period Sunday and the legislature ends in June, which is also a time for intermediate elections. This proposal has to be put into effect before then, Gómez Robledo said.
Once the reform is approved, he said it can be used to perfect several tools which still have significant weaknesses and insufficiencies, such as protocol registration.
Gómez Robledo also said Mexico will expect the report with the committe’s recommendations in the next two weeks, which covers pending legislative topics and public policy challenges in Mexico.
“We will follow through and comply fully with the recommendations,” he said.
When asked directly about the number of enforced disappearances, the undersecretary said there is no exclusive register of enforced disappearances.
“There is one that mixes unallocated persons and eventually forcibly disappeared persons, but it is something we must correct,” he said.
He said the government is working on the new development agenda the United Nations has set, because development is impossible without addressing the causes of exclusion.
In a message to NGOs, Gómez Robledo expressed his confidence in the recommendations presented to the Mexican government and said they will strengthen the measures Mexico has taken since the entry into force of the convention in 2010 and commit the country to new actions.
The Mexican delegation included representatives of the office of the president, federal legislators, a member of the Executive Commission for Attention to Victims, officials from the states as well as the governor of Coahuila.
Original: The News

2 comments

  1. As in the American western movies where the outlaw becomes the Sherriff.

    America got off to a great start over 239 years ago with it’s Declaration of Independence that said to the British King : “We hold these rights as self evident of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” .

    These words were taken from the constitution of the confederation of Iroquoian Indian tribes (5) that lived in W & E New York, and in adjacent Quebec and Ontario.

    A bronze statue of their goddess “Star Woman” was placed on the dome at the federal building in Washington DC, and was the Icon used by America until it became Uncle Sam for recruiting our boys for the great world war.

    The Iroquois believed that the Star Woman came down to Earth on the back of a giant turtle, who’s body covered the present continental United States ; the tail covering Mexico; the bottom left foot covering the Mexican west coast down to Caba San Lucus ; the bottom right foot covered Florida; the left top foot covers Alaska, and the head and top right foot covers Canada.

    The America Indians were involved in the development of the American superpower and winning two world wars, while in Mexico, it’s Mexican Indians are given second class citizenship in the Mexican Constitution, under the Spanish Mexicans, and now millions of these second class Mexican Nationals are coming to America , and many are being deported back to Mexico … over and over again, as they see the difference between the two countries.

  2. The Oscars won by the movie the Bird Man has caused an international incident. Both by an American Citizen and a Mexican National .

    Both incidences involved the number of Oscars won by Mexicans. When the American handed the Oscar trophy to the Mexican who had won for the best film director, the American’s statement mention the issuance of green cards, and the winning director commented on the ability of the Mexican President in directing Mexico, as well as he had directed the movie.. His remark included that the Mexicans deserved a better government.

    I did not watch the Oscars again this year, as I did not watch the Beauty Pageant for Miss Universe … due to the political nature both have become. I read enough of politics in the newspapers and on the Internet so satisfy my thirst for news, and when I watch a TV program, it has to be entertaining or informative.

    Thusly, most of the Oscar winning movies I have not seen, and when I want to see beautiful women, there is my wife and three daughters, and four granddaughters. Then, I might say, the beaches and swimming pools around Puerto Vallarta may be found with much eye candy.

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