Amparo en Revisión 1077/2019

Key Judgment


Legal Relevance

Keywords: Effective Remedy | Right to Know the Truth

Themes: Search | Justice and Truth

The Supreme Court ruled that State authorities at the federal and the state levels are, under both judicial and constitutional control, obliged to comply with the content of urgent actions issued by the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances. The decision further recognises the right of every person to be searched for.

Judgment Date

July 12, 2021

Country

Mexico

Judicial Body

Mexico - Supreme Court

Facts of the Case

Seven men, including Mr. Víctor Álvarez Damián, disappeared in Veracruz in December 2013. The United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances received a request to issue an urgent action, which was granted but ignored by the Prosecutor's Office, arguing that such a mechanism is not binding on States. The family challenged the decision with the support of local NGOs in two instances, the second being before the nation's Supreme Court.

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