Eco-briefs MEXICO: Partnership to Protect Environmental Rights
MEXICO CITY, May 7 (Tierramérica).- The non-governmental Mexican Center of Environmental Law (CEMDA) and the public but autonomous National Human Rights Commission have signed an agreement for the protection of human rights guarantees.
“The Mexican state must devote priority attention to the defense and protection of the environment, as well as guaranteeing safe conditions for defenders of the environment to do their work,” CEMDA general director Gustavo Alanís told Tierramérica.
At least 12 environmental activists were murdered in Mexico between 2006 and 2012, according to the Second Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in the Americas, published by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
*Source: Inter Press Service.
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