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Mexico: Front Line Defenders welcomes the approval by the Mexican Congress of a bill establishing a national mechanism for the protection of HRDs and journalists.
On 30 April 2012 the last ordinary session of the Sixteenth Legislature of the Congress saw the unanimous passing of the draft law establishing a national mechanism for the protection of human rights defenders and journalists.
The bill passed with 344 votes in favour, no votes against and no abstentions. Front Line Defenders congratulates the Mexican Senate and the Lower Chamber of Congress on this historical step and welcome its fundamental contribution to the establishment of the Mechanism as an instrument that guarantees effective protection for human rights defenders and journalists, if implemented in an effective way.
For more information, please see Front Line Defenders' previous news Mexico: Human rights organisations urge support for National Mechanism for Protection of Human Rights Defenders http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/18084
You can find additional information on the situation for human rights Defenders in Mexico. HERE