Mexico: Reject General Law on Torture!
Call on the Mexican government to eliminate regressive sections of proposed General Law on Torture!
The Mexican congress has reached a final draft of a General Law on Torture. If passed, the bill would increase impunity for torture and would restrict access to justice for survivors. Survivors already struggle to access justice in Mexico — defensora and sexual torture survivor, Claudia Medina, has spent many years fighting for justice for her own case and is now working to advocate for others. Mexican police and military use sexual torture as a tactic against women like Claudia and the women of San Salvador Atenco. The proposed General Law on Torture would make it harder for women to access the justice they deserve — and would shield those state agents who are torturing the women they are meant to protect.
Call on members of the Mexican lower house of Congress to ensure civil society participation in final discussions on the bill and urge them to eliminate the regressive points. Ask them to ensure that Congress considers the stories of victims and survivors of torture when they vote on this bill.
For more information, check out the full action on Amnesty International’s website.