Press release TOJIL October 25th

Washington D.C., October 25th, 2023

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights notifies the Government of Mexico of the initiation of proceedings for the admission of a case for possible human rights violations by denying the participation of victims of corruption in a grand corruption criminal proceeding.

  • The notification of this stage is a significant initial step for this case, filed by the co-founders of TOJIL with the support of the organization DPLF, to potentially reach the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
  • If the case is admitted and the Mexican State is eventually sanctioned, this would set a major precedent for the defense of human rights and the fight against corruption in Latin America.
  • The case stems from the complaint filed by TOJIL regarding potential acts of corruption involving officials of the Attorney General’s Office and the former governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte de Ochoa.

Washington D.C., October 25, 2023. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has notified the Government of Mexico of the initiation of proceedings for the admission of a case for possible human rights violations by denying the participation of corruption victims in the case related to the former governor of the State of Veracruz, Javier Duarte. This was informed by the IACHR to the co-founders of the organization TOJIL, who have been fighting for this case not to go unpunished since 2018.

Following this notification, the Government of Mexico has a three-month period to respond, after which the Commission can determine the final admission of the case. This case arises from the complaint filed by TOJIL’s co-founders, Adriana Greaves and Estefania Medina in 2018 regarding potential acts of corruption involving officials of the Attorney General’s Office and the former governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte.

However, various authorities systematically denied them participation as victims in the process, resulting in serious human rights violations. Therefore, having exhausted national mechanisms in 2020, with the support of the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), they presented the case before the CIDH.

«If the case is admitted and eventually leads to sanctions against the Mexican State, this would be a significant precedent for the defense of human rights and the fight against corruption throughout Latin America,» stated Adriana Greaves and Estefania Medina, co-founders of the organization.

Press contact
Priscila García
pgc@tojil.org
55-3488-1609

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