Saturday, September 10, 2022

Military personnel in Mexico's National Guard--a cautionary note from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Finally, concerning the accountability system and moves to ensure that military officers who disregard military hierarchies and authority while on National Guard duty will remain subject to military courts, the IACHR calls on the Mexican State to ensure that the competence of military courts remains exceptional. As noted by the Inter-American Court in various decisions and resolutions concerning Mexico, when an officer of the Armed Forces commits an offense that might amount to a human rights violation, their actions need to be judged by civilian courts.

From this September 9, 2022 press release from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

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