Mexico: Justice on Trial: Failures in criminal investigations of femicides preceded by disappearance in the State of Mexico

Index Number: AMR 41/4556/2021

Amnesty International’s research has found that investigations into feminicides preceded by disappearance in the State of Mexico are failing because evidence is lost, the level of investigation is inadequate and a gender perspective is not applied correctly. In addition, families are re-victimized because they have to spend time and money investigating cases themselves or putting pressure on the authorities to investigate. They are also re-victimized by the frequent threats and harassment they face from the perpetrators and sometimes also from the authorities.

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