Since 2007, Mexico has been confronted with an unprecedented wave of criminal violence, with criminal organizations combatting each other and, to a lesser degree, the State. This violence has had manifold impacts on the civilian population, which were acknowledged in the report of the Working Group on the review of Mexico.
01 November 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism
The internal displacement crisis has to date affected 3,115,266 people according to the Government’s registry,1 and 4,628,882 according to a reliable non-governmental source. In 2008 alone, 380,863 people (or 76,172 families) were newly displaced. Internal displacement takes a heavier toll on the most vulnerable segments of the population.
30 October 2009 | Human Rights Mechanism
In the list of issues for the last review of Colombia’s fulfillment of the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural rights, which took place in 2001,1 the Committee raised the situation of internally displaced persons as an independent, standalone issue under the general information heading.
29 May 2009 | Human Rights Mechanism