Impact | Positive

    Probability | Medium

    Rating CIVICUS | Repressed

    On November 20, the Senate appointed to committees a bill from Senator Marco Antonio Gama Basarte (Partido Acción Nacional-Oposition) aimed at creating a specialized prosecutor’s office within the Attorney General’s Office to investigate crimes against journalists and human rights defenders. The initiative gives the prosecutor’s office constitutional autonomy and guarantees the tools needed for an effective access to justice. The author stated in the foundations of the proposal “the need to revert the prevailing human rights and security crisis in Mexico”. The bill should be reviewed by committees, as a step prior to the debate in the plenary session of the Senate, which could happen in the coming days.


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