The following article summarizes a series of events that shed light on the current human rights status of Mexico. It traces key events in the last two decades that show how the Mexican government has reacted to human rights violations and pays special attention to the recent disappearances of Mexican students and the lack of government involvement in these cases. Those affected have had to seek support from international institutions such as the UN and various NGOs.
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About the Author
Leticia Bonifaz obtained her undergraduate degree and a PhD in law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Bologna, Italy. She has served in various departments and agencies of the federal government and the federal district in Mexico.
She has been professor in the faculty of law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico from 1982 to date. Her courses include Introduction to Law, Theory of Law, Philosophy of Law, and Legal Epistemology.
She served as part of the Counsel and Legal Services of the Federal District from 2006–2012.
She was director of the Division of Legal Studies of the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) between 2013–2015. One of her main focuses there was research in gender and human rights.
She was assigned the role of general director for research. She also focused on the promotion and dissemination of human rights for the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in February 2015.