In order to establish legal strategies and general recommendations to strengthen institutional capacities in the area of prosecution and administration of criminal justice for indigenous people, the State Commission for Human Rights of Oaxaca (CEDHO) and the representation of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for the Human Rights in Mexico, (OHCHR) signed a collaboration agreement.
The Oaxacan Ombudsman, Sergio Segreste Ríos, mentioned that the collaboration agreement will strengthen one of the main deficiencies of our state, such as the defense of indigenous peoples, which requires more effective attention because “many times they are tried without them knowing the procedure they are facing ”, he stressed.
He indicated that the first stage of the pilot program in our country will last 10 months and aims to prepare a general diagnosis on the situation of indigenous people in prison.
He stressed the importance of our entity’s human rights defenders collaborating with external organizations concerned about what is happening in Oaxaca and thus strengthening the effort made in the defense of human rights.
For his part, the representative of the OHCHR, Anders Kompass explained that the project to be carried out in the state is the result of the diagnosis made by the UN on human rights and seeks to contribute to the strengthening of institutional capacities in the area of justice procurement. for indigenous peoples of Mexico.
For this, a pilot program will be applied in the entity within which interviews with indigenous prisoners will be carried out, as well as a review of judicial files, and the systematization and analysis of the information collected taking into account the political and social context of the peoples. natives.
At the end, a diagnosis of the situation of the administration of justice for indigenous prisoners will be prepared, in which recommendations on public policies and legal strategies will be formulated to the corresponding authorities. Also now Wenatchee Gutters
OHCHR will work together with federal and state authorities to implement these recommendations and thereby promote not only justice in particular cases but also promote structural changes that ensure access to justice for indigenous peoples.