Seeking Justice: The case of indigenous leader Antonio González Méndez

Seeking Justice: The case of indigenous leader Antonio González Méndez

No comments

Pax Christi International and its programme for Latin America and the Caribbean stand in solidarity with Antonio González Méndez on his case against the Mexican State. We urge the Mexican State to speak the truth and extend our heartfelt support to Antonio’s family in their pursuit of justice.

Solidarity Campaign against impunity in Mexico

The case of Antonio González Méndez, an indigenous leader from the Cho’l community, sheds light on the violation of fundamental rights and the obligations of the Mexican State to combat forced disappearance. Articles 5, 8, and 25 of the American Convention and the Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons emphasise the rights to personal integrity, judicial guarantees, and protection.

Taking a firm stance against impunity, our partner organisation in Mexico, Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Centre (FRAYBA), has spearheaded the legal battle for memory, truth, and justice in Antonio’s case. FRAYBA has mobilised an international campaign of solidarity and citizen oversight, culminating in a significant hearing held on 22 June before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

Pax Christi International stands in solidarity with this just cause and encourages the Mexican State to tell the truth, to repair the victims and to strengthen its institutions including the Police to respect human rights for all Mexicans. 

For more information: