Mexico: Federal court upholds decision to create special investigative commission in Ayotzinapa case

In response to the ruling of the First Collegiate Court of the Nineteenth District in Tamaulipas in which it was confirmed that there are no legal impediments to the creation of a special investigative commission in the case of the enforced disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said:

The special investigative commission represents hope for the students’ families because it could be, subject to certain conditions, a mechanism that helps achieve truth, justice, and reparation in this case
Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International

“This ruling confirms that the main obstacle to the proper investigation of the Ayotzinapa case has been the lack of willingness of the Mexican authorities to uncover the truth of what happened. Amnesty International calls on the Mexican authorities not to prevent or discourage the creation of the special investigative commission”.

“The special investigative commission represents hope for the students’ families because it could be, subject to certain conditions, a mechanism that helps achieve truth, justice, and reparation in this case”, Guevara-Rosas concluded.

For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Duncan Tucker: +52 (1) 55 4848 8266, duncan.tucker@amnesty.org