The UN recommended to Mexico, through the Committee on Enforced Disappearances, the creation of a “fiscal unit specialized in investigating enforced disappearances,” said a ruling released this Friday in Geneva.
The opinion was prepared by ten independent experts who compose the Committee, which examined the case of Mexico earlier this month.
The unit should work “in the field of PGR (Attorney General’s Office)” and count on “personnel specifically qualified” as well as having “a strategic perspective to national and transnational levels” that nurtures “search tasks,” adds to the opinion.
It also adds that “the serious case of the 43 students who were forcibly disappeared in September 2014 in the state of Guerrero illustrates the serious challenges the State faces in prevention, investigation and punishment of enforced disappearances and search of missing persons.”
The agency also requested the creation of “a single register of missing persons nationwide to establish reliable statistics to develop comprehensive and coordinated policies aim to prevent, investigate, punish and eradicate this abhorrent crime.”