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Follow-Up Mechanism to the Ayotzinapa Case (MESA)

Follow-Up Mechanism to the Ayotzinapa Case (MESA)

The Special Follow-Up Mechanism for the Ayotzinapa Case (MESA, by its Spanish acronym) aims to monitor compliance with Precautionary Measure 409/14, issued on October 3, 2014, and with the recommendations that the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI, by its Spanish acronym) has formulated in its two reports. MESA’s work is based on transparency, and it grants the families of the 43 missing persons a central role in its efforts. The IACHR created MESA on July 29, 2016, through Resolution 42/16. Commissioner Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño, the IACHR’s Rapporteur for Mexico, and Commissioner Luis Ernesto Vargas are in charge of coordinating MESA.

Balance Report - June 2018

Work Plan - November 2016

Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI)

The Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI, by its initials in Spanish) was created in November 2014 through an agreement between the IACHR, the Mexican State, and representatives of the disappeared students in Ayotzinapa. This agreement also established the main activities to be carried out by the GIEI: to draw up plans for searching for the disappeared persons alive; technical analysis of the lines of investigation to determine criminal liabilities; and technical analysis of the Plan for Integral Attention to the Victims (Plan de Atención Integral a las Víctimas) of the events of September 26 and 27, 2014.

The GIEI is comprised of Carlos Martín Beristain, Angela Buitrago, Francisco Cox Vial, Claudia Paz y Paz and Alejandro Valencia Villa.

IACHR Press Releases

Press Release 44/16 - IACHR Categorically Rejects Smear Campaign in Mexico against Group of Experts and Executive Secretary

Press Release 6/16 - IACHR Expresses Confidence and Support to the Independent Experts Members of the GIEI

Press Release 119/15 - IACHR Extends Mandate of Interdisciplinary Group of Experts

Press Release 99/15 - IACHR Extends Mandate of Interdisciplinary Group of Experts

Press Release 08/15 - Interdisciplinary Group of Experts to Launch at IACHR Headquarters its Work on the Case of the Students of Ayotzinapa, Mexico

Press Release 136/14 - IACHR Makes Official Technical Cooperation Agreement about Ayotzinapa Students in Mexico

 

More information

Read the Agreement (Only available in Spanish)

PM 409/14 - Students of the rural school “Raúl Isidro Burgos”, México (Only available in Spanish)

Remarks by Commissioner James Cavallaro (Only available in Spanish)