UN Human Rights Office and Mexican Government sign agreement on Ayotzinapa case

MEXICO CITY / GENEVA (8 April 2019) – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Mexican government have today signed an agreement on the provision of guidance and technical assistance in the Ayotzinapa case. The Office will cooperate with the Mexican State so the victims and families’ legitimate claims lead to results in the search for the disappeared students, truth and justice.

"In this new stage, my Office, through its representation in Mexico, will be an ally that will not hesitate to contribute so there is progress in the investigations. We will acknowledge when authorities fulfill the commitments to the families of the victims, and we will also point out any lack of progress in the case,” said the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, in her speech during the signing ceremony of the Agreement.

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For more information and media requests, please contact:

In México:
Gabriela Gorjón (+52 1 55 5438 1729 /
Marta Hurtado (during the visit): (+41 79 752 0488 /

In Geneva:
Rupert Colville (+ 41 22 917 9767 /
Ravina Shamdasani (+41 22 917 9169 /

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