Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Political Party PRD files complaint against AMLO “for illegal agreement that militarizes public security”

The national leadership of the PRD and its parliamentary group in the Chamber of Deputies filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) against the agreement issued by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the intervention of the Armed Forces in the tasks public safety.

The agreement “violates the principles of legality and legal certainty,” argues the PRD, explaining that “subordinate civilian command to military command, the Mexican State violates the findings of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which establishes that the organs of Public security must be in the hands of civilians and not the military. ” The foregoing, he explains, because, although it was established that the action of the military force in public security tasks will be extraordinary, regulated, supervised, subordinate and complementary, “it is alarming that the protocols for such action are not defined avoid the violation of the human rights of Mexicans ”. “Neither that presidential agreement nor the general security strategy has defined the methods to avoid runaway femicide, the murder of journalists and social fighters, the kidnappings and the frequent acts of violence that Mexico is experiencing, even under the conditions of the pandemic of the coronavirus ”, accuses the party of the Aztec Sun.

He adds that “in addition to the above, it now appears that the Mexican population is threatened by two deadly enemies: organized crime and the COVID-19 pandemic; that is why this complaint is urgently presented to the CNDH. ” He states that the presidential agreement “is an explicit militarization of the public security functions, which the Mexican State is obliged to provide to the population to protect their life and property; however, the President and the Secretary of Security, Alfonso Durazo, are making way for the constant violation of human rights. ” It considers that “militarization is implanted in an environment where impunity and weak rule of law continue to be an open letter to criminal mischief. Citizens should know that the decree of the Mexican government does not follow the provisions of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, since the aforementioned presidential decree lacks specifications and processes that should be followed in the use of public force without affecting the people”.

“Our criticism of militarization does not come from bad faith, but from the recognition that the military strategy has already failed, since the Felipe Calderón government declared war on drug trafficking. The purpose is that the President of the Republic does not stumble over the same stone again, because we all pay the consequences, ”he noted. He estimated that “to avoid more suffering we have called for a national dialogue to give a democratic and comprehensive solution to the security crisis we are experiencing” and recalled that “in all the countries that have chosen to militarize public security functions, the human rights violations and impunity ”.

Source: El Financiero

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