The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) agreed yesterday with the Mexican Government and representatives of the parents of the 43 missing students in Iguala the terms of the technical assistance it will provide in the case.
The document, signed in Mexico City, provides that the Commission will oversee the creation of an experts group to provide technical assistance and verification to the actions taken by the Mexican government following the disappearance of the students.
This assistance was requested by the parents of the youth, highly critical with the Mexican prosecutor investigation, to President Enrique Peña Nieto at a private meeting on October 29.
“Any technical support of the committee will include measures intended to resolve the underlying structural problems of enforced disappearances, which are not limited to the case of students of Iguala,” the agency said in a statement.
Family members do not believe the statements of some detainees, released by the prosecution, which indicate that the youths were killed and their bodies burned and thrown into a river, and require the government to continue the search to find them alive.