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The Story of Amparo Laws in Mexico

We are happy to publish this reflection on amparo laws in Mexico, written by Rebecca Ellis, freelance journalist covering immigration, labor and business issues. The sun may be rising on Mexico’s legal landscape, brightening this country’s prospects for human rights. This ray of hope shines as a beacon in the shadows of this last decade. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 28 journalists have been killed or disappeared since 2006. Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission has issued reports of nearly 90 cases since 2007 of army soldiers having committed serious human rights abuses. The United Nations report that over 80 percent of…