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Modernized System for Prescribing Strong Medicines

(Mexico City) – Mexico’s introduction on June 15, 2015, of a new system for prescribing and dispensing strong prescription pain medicines will significantly improve health care for people with advanced illnesses, Human Rights Watch said today. …
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Palliative Care Guidelines Issued

(Mexico City) – The Mexican Health Ministry took an important step on December 09, 2014, to ensure access to palliative care for people suffering from pain due to incurable illness, Human Rights Watch said today. The government released long-awaited…
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Enforce Law Guaranteeing Pain Relief

(Mexico City) – Tens of thousands of patients with terminal illnesses in Mexico suffer unnecessarily from severe pain and other symptoms because they cannot access adequate end-of-life care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The…
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Calderón, Congress Should Revise Laws Based on Ruling

(Washington, DC) - A ruling on July 6, 2011, by Mexico's Supreme Court should bring reform of Mexico's flawed military justice system and accountability for soldiers accused of human rights violations closer, Human Rights Watch said today. The court ruled…
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In an unprecedented move against impunity in Mexico, former Mexican President Luis Echeverría and other high-level officials were charged today with political killings from the 1970s, Human Rights Watch said. “By bringing a case against a former president…
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(New York) - The Mexican Supreme Court decision to uphold the extradition of Ricardo Miguel Cavallo will reinforce the principle of “universal jurisdiction” in international law, Human Rights Watch said today. Cavallo, a former Argentine military official…
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(Geneva) - This year's session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights has proved even more disappointing than last year, Human Rights Watch said on the last day of the six-week meeting in Geneva.     An "abusers club" of governments hostile to…
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(Washington, DC) - President Vicente Fox should establish a truth commission to investigate past abuses in Mexico, Human Rights Watch urged today. In a letter sent to President Fox, Human Rights Watch responded to critics of the proposed body, explaining…
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(Washington) - Human Rights Watch today applauded the decision of Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda to authorize the extradition to Spain of Ricardo Miguel Cavallo. Cavallo, a former military official from Argentina implicated in atrocities…
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(New York) - Human Rights Watch today applauded a Mexican judicial decision to proceed with the extradition of Ricardo Miguel Cavallo, a former military official from Argentina who has been implicated in atrocities during the country's 7-year military…
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(New York) - Human Rights Watch today applauded the Mexican judiciary's decision to detain Ricardo Miguel Cavallo, a former military official from Argentina who has been implicated in violent human rights abuses during the country's military dictatorship…