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Senate receives official notice for the UN to intervene in cases of disappearances

Family members of search groups in front of the National Palace, in 2019, to demand actions and an end to impunity in cases of forced disappearance. File photo: Cuartoscuro


The Senate of the Republic received the proposal of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to submit for consideration the declaration to recognize the competence of the Committee against Forced Disappearance of the United Nations (UN) in Mexico.

In his social networks, the Morenoist senator, Ricardo Monreal, confirmed that the upper house received the document sent by the federal Executive and which asks to submit said Committee for approval in the face of the insecurity crisis.

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“Given the magnitude of this crisis, the Mexican government has made the search for people a priority, including all those whose whereabouts are unknown and are presumed missing as a result of any crime,” the document states.

Meanwhile, the Undersecretary of the Interior, Alejandro Encinas, highlighted the compliance of the president so that Mexico recognizes the intervention of the UN in cases of forced disappearance.

In this regard, Amnesty International in Mexico welcomed the president’s decision to submit the intervention of the UN committee in cases of enforced disappearance to the Senate for consideration and hoped that the Chamber would make a decision as soon as possible.

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