Tag results for 'Mexico'

IBAHRI launches ‘Toolkit on Lawyers at Risk’ to advance the protection of lawyers

On 24 January, to mark the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is launching a toolkit to facilitate the protection of lawyers at risk of persecution for carrying out their professional duties. The Toolkit on Lawyers at Risk is the result of a collaborative project between the IBAHRI, the Bar Human Rights Committee, Human Rights House Foundation, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada

Released on Jan 24, 2020

Torture prevention in Mexico: Building the capacity of the legal profession

For four years the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has been working with the Mexican legal profession on capacity building for torture prevention. Visiting the states of Nuevo León, Ciudad de México, Oaxaca, Veracruz and Estado de Mexico, we brought together judges, lawyers, public defenders and prosecutors for them to gain a better understanding of their responsibility in the prevention and prosecution of torture and ill or degrading treatment.

Released on Mar 9, 2017

Prevención de la tortura en México: Capacitando a la profesión legal

De la mano de la profesión legal mexicana, el International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) lleva cuatro años trabajando en el fortalecimiento de capacidades para la prevención y administración de justicia en casos de tortura y otros tratos o penas crueles, inhumanos o degradantes.

Released on Mar 9, 2017

New IBAHRI study on enforced disappearances calls on States to uphold international standards

A new study from the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) highlights gaps in international law as well as States’ failings in the search for victims of enforced disappearances. The study also puts forward recommendations with regard to investigating enforced disappearances – characterised as a continuous violation that remains unabated until the fate or whereabouts of a person are known.

Mexico: major challenges for president-elect include corruption, violence and poverty

Mexico is used to seismic activity, but not of the electoral kind. On 1 July the country witnessed its biggest political shake-up in decades as Andrés Manuel López Obrador claimed a landslide victory, vowing to tackle endemic corruption, poverty and violence.

IBAHRI's torture-prevention work in Mexico

Enforced disappearances and cases of torture continue to be a concern in Mexico, and impunity for these crimes persists. Over the past four years, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has worked with national and international bodies to train judges, prosecutors and public defenders to increase their awareness of enforced disappearances and strengthen their capacity to prevent and prosecute torture. In partnership with the Mexican legal profession, civil society and acade...

Prevención de la tortura en México

La desaparición forzada y los casos de tortura siguen presentándose en México en un contexto de impunidad. Durante los últimos cuatro años, el Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Barra Internacional de Abogados (IBAHRI) ha trabajado con expertos y organizaciones nacionales e internacionales con el fin de fortalecer la capacidad de jueces/zas, procuradores/as (fiscales) y comisiones estatales para enfrentar estas graves violaciones de derechos humanos y obtener justicia para las víctimas. En asociación...

The Istanbul Protocol: A Conversation

The Istanbul Protocol is a set of international United Nations standards for the effective investigation and documentation of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and for the reporting of these findings to the judiciary and other investigating bodies. In these two videos, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and the Anti-Torture Initiative of the Washington College of Law present conversations with key global experts on how the Istanbul Protocol can be used...

El Protocolo de Estambul: Una Conversación

El Protocolo de Estambul es un manual de las Naciones Unidas para la investigación y documentación eficaz de la tortura y otros tratos crueles, inhumanos o degradantes, y para la presentación de hallazgos físicos y psicológicos frente a entes jurídicos y de investigación. En estos dos videos, el International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute y el Anti-Torture Initiative del Washington College of Law presentan conversaciones con expertos internacionales del derecho y la medicina, en las cuales se...

Violations, human rights and context: tools to document and investigate

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Latin-American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO Mexico), have launched a manual (in Spanish) entitled, Violations, human rights and context: tools to document and investigate.

Violaciones, derechos humanos y contexto: herramientas propuestas para documentar e investigar

El International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), en conjunto con la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO México), ha lanzado el documento, Violaciones, derechos humanos y contexto: herramientas propuestas para documentar e investigar.