Inter-American Court recognizes in judgment issued on Digna Ochoa case disposition and commitment of the Mexican State


Mexico.- Yesterday the Government of Mexico was notified of the ruling on preliminary objections, merits, reparations and costs, issued by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR Court), issued on November 25, 2021, in relation to the Case of Digna Ochoa and Family v. Mexico.

In the sentence, the Inter-American Court recognizes the disposition of the Mexican State to resolve the shortcomings that may exist in the investigation of the case of the death of Digna Ochoa.

The Mexican State will carefully study the provisions of the Inter-American Court in its final resolution on this case, in order to comply with its terms in accordance with its obligations in light of the American Convention on Human Rights.

Likewise, the Mexican State endorses the commitments and agreements reached with the family of the defender Digna Ochoa in the present case regarding reparation of the damage and guarantees of non-repetition, and will promptly attend to what is indicated by the Inter-American Court in this regard.

Mexico reiterates its commitment to the protection of human rights and its support for the work of human rights defenders.

Lastly, the Mexican State once again expresses its recognition of the work of defender Digna Ochoa and reiterates its commitment to honor her memory and legacy.

With information from SEGOB

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