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Confronting Mexico’s Mounting Human Rights Challenges

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Confronting Mexico’s Mounting Human Rights Challenges

Friday, March 18, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
2456 Rayburn House Office Building

Widespread impunity and the lack of access to justice for victims of human rights violations remain serious challenges in Mexico. Increased attacks against journalists, human rights activists, and elected officials in recent months indicate that more needs to be done to strengthen the rule of law. In a report published this month, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights emphasized the frequency of extrajudicial killings, disappearances, and acts of violence against journalists as main factors contributing to Mexico’s “severe human rights crisis.”

Please join us for a discussion with foremost experts on Mexico regarding the human rights challenges facing the country and what should be done to address them. Refreshments will be served.

Panelists
Eric L. Olson
Associate Director, Latin America Programs
Senior Advisor for the Mexico Institute
Wilson Center

Marselha Gonçalves Margarin 
Advocacy Director for the Americas 
Amnesty International

Mariclaire Acosta
Director of Mexico Programs
Freedom House

Moderator
Alex Brockwehl

Senior Program Officer, Latin America Programs
Freedom House

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