“Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its Mexican partner organization Propuesta Cívica will lodge complaints against Mexico with the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva on Nov. 2, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. The complaints will be the first of their kind to be filed against the Mexican state before the UN body.
The complaints challenge the responsibility of the Mexican state in the case of journalists Mauricio Estrada Zamora and Ramón Ángeles Zalpa, who disappeared from the state of Michoacán in 2008 and 2010, respectively. The complaints, which the Human Rights Committee refers to as “individual communications,” will be filed on behalf of the families of the two journalists. The plaintiffs argue that, due to serious failures in the investigations, Mexico has violated its obligations under international law.”