Flash of Hope

The relatives of victims of forced disappearance have seen a flash of hope with the Supreme Court’s recent approval of the rules for the writ of amparo. The writ of amparo orders military and police officials to produce or actively search for victims of enforced disappearances, provides access to military camps for relatives searching for their kin, and requires the military and police to submit documents pertinent to the abduction to the courts. What remains to be seen is whether or not the military would be willing to yield to the writ of amparo and allow its “top secrets” to be probed into.

Vol. VII, No. 34, September 30-October 6, 2007

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