The UN-DH considers as “advances” that the recent publication of new official information and public recognition of the problem, which began 12 years ago when the Government of the then President Felipe Calderon declared the frontal war against drug cartels.
“Completing this information, in order to have a diagnosis that favors the design of better strategies for the care and eradication of disappearances, is urgent in the face of the more than 61,000 missing persons that are officially known and the fact that new ones are still being registered. disappearances, “said the representation of the Acnudh
The UN agency considers that of a total of 32 states in the country, there are 23 federal entities missing to pass their local legislation harmonized with the Federal General Law.
In addition, 28 entities do not have a harmonized law of special declaration of absence; seven must still form their prosecutor’s office specializing in crimes of disappearance and three have yet to create their local commission.
The organization present in this country since 2002, by a bilateral agreement, considers that there is “progress in the institutional consolidation of the National Search Commission and in the formation of the majority of the state search commissions”, in the 32 entities of the Mexican federation
However, the agency’s representation regretted that not all state law enforcement agencies have completed or updated the information for incorporation into the National Registry of Missing and Unlocated Persons.