In the fourth day of sessions of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CoIDH) in Mexico City Friday, Foreign Relations Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas said that Mexico is not evading its responsibility to protect human rights and is opening itself up to international scrutiny regarding the case of the 43 disappeared students of the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College.
She noted that mechanisms had been put in place by the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (CIDH) to ensure accountability, and mentioned that Mexico will give generously to both the CoIDH and the CIDH to help the international bodies face their financial difficulties.
“The Mexican government has never evaded its responsibility to Human Rights,” said Ruiz Massieu Salinas. “In fact, in recent years Mexico has pushed to create a broad network of regulatory mechanisms to ensure human rights.”
In the inauguration of “National and International Human Rights Seminary: Shared Challenges,” President of the Supreme Court of the Nation Luis María Aguilar Morales said that inequalities persist as democratic procedures fail to be implemented.
“We should continue to build credibility and trust in our institutions for the protection of these rights” added Aguilar Morales.
“The InterAmerican tribune encourages Mexico to continue working for the implementation of this new penal system, so that it is capable of respecting human rights” added Roberto Caldas, the judge of the CoIDH, referring to the New Penal Justice System.
This is the third time that the CoIDH has taken place place in Mexico.