Que el gobierno mexicano renuncie a desacreditar al GIEI, urgen mujeres Nobel de la Paz

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Seis integrantes de la Iniciativa de Mujeres Nobel publicaron una carta, en la que exigen a las autoridades mexicanas que apoyen completamente el trabajo de los expertos de la CIDH que investigan el caso Ayotzinapa.

Redacción (Aristegui Noticias).- Seis mujeres ganadoras del Premio Nobel de la Paz escribieron una carta en apoyo al Grupo Interdisciplinario de Expertos Independientes (GIEI) de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH), que asiste en la investigación del caso Ayotzinapa, en la que exigen al gobierno mexicano que “renuncie firmemente a cualquier intento de desacreditar la integridad” de los especialistas.

“México debe apoyar completamente la investigación independiente sobre Ayotzinapa”, declararon este lunes las mujeres agrupadas en la Iniciativa de Mujeres Nobel.

La estadounidense Jody Williams, la guatemalteca Rigoberta Menchú, la iraní Shirin Ebadi, la irlandesa Mairead Maguire, la yemení Tawakkol Karman y la liberiana Leymah Gbowee, galardonadas en 1997, 1992, 2003, 1976 y 2011, respectivamente, suscribieron la misiva.

“Urgimos enérgicamente a las autoridades mexicanas a que renuncien firmemente a cualquier intento de desacreditar la integridad o las contribuciones de cualquier miembro del grupo de expertos, ya que es importante que la confianza pública en el proceso no sea disminuida. Es de mayor importancia que la seguridad de todos los miembros del grupo de expertos sea resguardada para que realicen su trabajo”, asentaron en la carta.

“Como ganadoras del Nobel de la Paz estamos llamando a las autoridades mexicanas a sostener su compromiso con una investigación imparcial e independiente sobre los estudiantes desaparecidos, que está siendo llevada a cabo por la Procuraduría General y por el Grupo Interdisciplinario de Expertos Independientes”, dijeron.

Además, expresaron su reconocimiento al hecho de que dos de los miembros del GIEI sean “mujeres abogadas internacionalmente respetadas con sobresalientes antecedentestomando controversiales e innovadores casos”.

La carta de las mujeres Premio Nobel de la Paz es publicada después de que organizaciones sociales y activistas por los derechos humanos de México y otros países de América Latina, denunciaran la existencia de una campaña de difamación y desprestigio contra el GIEI, particularmente dirigida hacia las dos mujeres integrantes: Claudia Paz y Paz y Ángela Buitrago.

Carta íntegra, en inglés.

Laureates: Mexico must support Ayotzinapa investigation

The Nobel laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative have a written a letter in support of the ongoing independent investigation of the disappeared students from Ayotzinapa. In the letter, the laureates urge the government of Mexico to continue their commitment to the independent investigation in order to bring justice to the families of the students. The laureates also express their appreciation for the women legal professionals at the helm of the investigation.–

Mexico must fully support independent Ayotzinapa investigation

The case of Ayotzinapa—in which three students were killed and 43 students were forcibly disappeared in the town of Iguala, in Mexico’s southern state of Guerrero in September 2014—is an important test of Mexico’s commitment to justice.

As Nobel peace laureates, we are calling on Mexican authorities to sustain their commitment to an impartial and independent investigation of the disappeared students that is being carried out by the Mexico’s Attorney General’s office and the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts designated by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

The group, comprised of five distinguished human rights professionals with vast experience in cases involving disappearances: Claudia Paz y Paz, Carlos Martín Beristain, Angela Buitrago, Francisco Cox Vial, and Alejandro Valencia Villa.  The group was created in November 2014 through an agreement between the Commission, the Mexican State and representatives of the disappeared students in Ayotzinapa.

We would like to publicly express our appreciation that two of the experts are internationally-respected women legal professionals with outstanding track records in taking on controversial and ground-breaking cases.  As the former attorney general of Guatemala, Claudia Paz y Paz oversaw the investigation of Guatemala’s former dictator, General Jose Efrain Rios Montt, for crimes against humanity committed during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war.  Angela Buitrago is a human rights lawyer from Colombia.  Both women have taken on challenging cases at great risk to their own safety.

This past fall, the Mexican government agreed to extend the group’s mandate to April, 2016 – and to make changes to the way the Attorney General’s office is carrying out the investigation, incorporating some changes recommended by the expert group.  The expert group presented its preliminary findings in September at a press conference attended by the families of the disappeared students.

We strongly urge Mexican authorities to firmly dismiss any attempts to discredit the integrity or contributions of any of the expert group members, as it is important that the public’s confidence in the process not be diminished.  It is of paramount importance that the safety of all the expert group members is guaranteed in order for them to carry out their work.

Signed,

Jody Williams, USA (1997)

Rigoberta Menchú  Tum, Guatemala (1992)

Shirin Ebadi, Iran (2003)

Mairead Maguire, Northern Ireland (1976)

Tawakkol Karman, Yemen (2011)

Leymah Gbowee, Liberia (2011)

 

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