Mexico’s human rights crisis must be a top priority for the Canada-Mexico relationship

As Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland meets with Mexican secretaries-designate today in Ottawa, Amnesty International Canada released the following statement from Secretary-General Alex Neve:
“Mexico’s acute human rights crisis, with more than 37,000 reported disappearances and more every day, must be a top priority for the Canada-Mexico relationship. This horrendous situation can no longer take a back seat to other considerations. As thousands of desperate migrants from Honduras are now entering Mexico, it is imperative to resist pressure from President Trump to treat these people as a security threat and ignore international obligations. Instead, Mexican authorities must protect their human rights and ensure no one is deported back to situations of danger; and the Canadian government must reinforce those vital obligations in all exchanges with both Mexican and US counterparts.”
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Lucy Scholey, Amnesty International Canada (English):  +1 613-744-7667 ext. 236;