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Denouncing smear campaign against Mexican human rights organisations


The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), within the framework of, has denounced the recent smear campaign being waged by the Mexican media against organizations and individuals working to defend human rights in Mexico. In recent months, several Mexican media sources have launched an intense campaign to defame various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and human rights defenders active in Mexico – deriding and devaluing efforts to defend and promote social justice and human rights.

This campaign has also targeted international institutions and mechanisms, including various United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteurs, the UN Human Rights Council and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). carries out extensive advocacy initiatives through its partners, by dispatching urgent and mobilising public and media attention on severe situations.