The Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of Mexico, Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo, announced at the UN he expects that by June the country has a general law of enforced disappearance.
“The General Law on Enforced Disappearance is an immediate challenge. The Congress sessions began yesterday and we have to achieve the first constitutional reform and the law then, before the end of this term, in June,” said Gómez Robledo, following the examination of Committee on Enforced Disappearances of the UN.
The Secretary also admitted to the press that “in the present state of our records, we can not say that there is a unique record of enforced disappearances.”
“It’s something that needs to be corrected undoubtedly,” stated in relation to a phenomenon which, according to organizations like Amnesty International (AI), has affected more than 22,000 people between December 2006 and last October.
Mexico appeared to seven hours of dialogue, shared between Monday and Tuesday, to respond on the overall number of disappearances in the country, which had no satisfactory answer for the Committee members.