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Human Rights Committee - Fray Pedro Lorenzo de la Nada

Location : Ocosingo (Chiapas)

Creation : 1994

Local issues : The state of Chiapas, in the South of Mexico, has a large indigenous population spread through several ethnic groups descending from the Mayas (Tseltales, Tzotziles, Choles, Tojolabales, etc.). The armed confrontations linked to the uprising of the EZLN (Zapatist Army of National Liberation) in 1994 have long ended but the region remains the scene of high tension. Despite being rich in natural resources, the indigenous population of Chiapas is affected by widespread poverty, discrimination and internal conflicts.

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LIMEDDH - Mexican League for the Defense of Human Rights

LIMEDDHLocation : Mexico

Creation : 1985

Local issues : Mexico regularly announces its commitment for the respect of international treaties on human rights. However, so far, little progress has been made, particularly in regards to the fight against impunity. Arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment in detention, discrimination against indigenous minorities, violence against women, suppression of social movements, threats against the defenders of human rights, are widely prevalent.

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