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Mexican states must end impunity for enforced disappearances

Headline Title:  Mexican states must end impunity for enforced disappearances 18 January 2012 Authorities across Mexico must pass and implement laws making enforced disappearance a criminal offence in accordance with international human rights law, Amnesty International said as one state considers a bill to outlaw the practice. Nuevo León, near the US border, is one of several Mexican states that have seen a surge in violence in recent years, including abductions and enforced disappearances in which members of criminal gangs and also the armed forces and police are implicated. On…

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