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Mexico: Human Rights

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Government of Mexico on the safety of human rights defenders in that country with particular regards to Francisco, Emiliana and Alejandro Cerezo; and if he will make a statement. (172158)

The EU has guidelines for the protection of human rights defenders. Human rights and the protection of human rights defenders, is a regular part of the dialogue between our embassy in Mexico City and the Mexican Government.

Specific representations have not been made to the Mexican authorities about Francisco, Emiliana and Alejandro Cerezo. However, our embassy in Mexico City was represented at a meeting with Francisco Cerezo and Peace Brigades International on 3 December along with several other EU member states representatives.