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Mexico: New Victims’ Law needs to be implemented to be effective

Headline Title:  Mexico: New Victims’ Law needs to be implemented to be effective 10 January 2013 Concrete measures are needed to back up a new law aimed at guaranteeing the rights of victims of crime and human rights abuses in the ongoing violence resulting from the struggle against organized crime in Mexico, Amnesty International said. Mexico’s new President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the General Victims’ Law (Ley General de Víctimas) into effect on Wednesday. Since 2006, more than 60,000 people have been killed and thousands have disappeared in the violence by organized crime and…

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