Liberation, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Cathy Jamieson MP, and Justice Mexico Now,are hosting an event at Portcullis House, on Human Rights in Mexico on the 24th of February 2015 at 7pm (please arrive 6.30 to pass security). This event takes place in the context of the dual year Mexico-UK 2015 which focus on trade, investment and culture, but largely overlooks the Human Right’s crisis in Mexico. The meeting aims to launch a Campaign for Human Rights in Mexico, called ‘Justice in Mexico Now’ to demand an end to impunity and to Human Rights abuses in the country.
The speakers will cover the recent case of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa and their enforced disappearance by the mayor and local police in Guerrero, Mexico, the extrajudicial killings by the military like those at the State of Mexico, violence against journalists and activists, impunity rates, and a preliminar report from one of the participants at the Misión de Observación Civil that took place in November last year.
Jeremy Corbyn MP (Chair of Liberation and Chair of the day)
Cathy Jamieson MP (Main Speaker)
Rupert Knox (Sheffield University – Former Amnesty International researcher)
Professor Amanda Hopkinson (Translator and Writer – English PEN)
Dr. Elvira Dominguez LLM (Part of the Misión de Observación Civil (MOC) in November 2014 and member of the Universal Human Rights Group)
Lupita Valdez (UCL – Mexican Student and Activist)
Laura Alvarez (Birkbeck University – Mexican Student and Activist)
More information about the speakers can be found within the link below.