Mexico: Auditing the Rule of Law

Mexico: Auditing the Rule of Law

Initial Lawyers' delegation to Mexico in 2009

Between 26 November - 4 December 2009, a high-level delegation facilitated and led by the BHRC visited the Mexican states of Guerrero and Oaxaca to carry out an independent and impartial investigation into the rule of law with a particular focus on the situation relating to the protection of human rights defenders and lawyers, pre-trial and pre-charge detention and military jurisdiction. Members of the delegation included representatives of the Bar Council, the Law Society, Avocats Sans Frontières, as well as lawyers representing Canada, Germany and the USA.