ICJ sends mission to Mexico

The ICJ is sending an eight-day fact-finding mission to Mexico today.

The aim of the mission is to investigate the situation prevailing in the southern Mexican State of Chiapas where an armed insurrection led by the “Zapatista National Liberation Army”‘ has met a strong military response.

The mission is comprised of Dr Alejandro Artucio (ICJ Legal Officer for Latin America) and Dr Eduardo Luis Duhalde (Argentina). They will meet officials of the Federal Mexican Government, members of the State authorities of Chiapas, representatives of the local indigenous peoples and of human rights organizations, political and religious leaders as well as all other parties concerned.

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