Parent Category: Human Rights
Category: Human Rights in Mexico


Mexico is committed to the protection of human rights, through a strong national system and specialized institutions at the national and state level, and even at the local level in some districts.

The 2011 Constitutional Reform increased HR protections, warranting the highest level of protection, by applying national laws or the international treaties Mexico is party to.

In Mexico, 17,000 public officers have been trained.

The National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH), an independent institution, is one of the strongest and most efficient independent institutions for the protection of human rights. All recommendations issued by CNDH during the current administration have been accepted.

The promotion and protection of Human Rights is a Constitutional mandate enshrined in Article 1 of the Mexican Constitution which:

Outlines that the promotion, respect, protection, and guarantee of human rights should be at the core of the Mexican government's actions, and establishes human rights as one of the guiding principles of Mexican foreign policy.

The legal framework in Mexico is subject to a continuous process of revision and strengthening, and is part of the ongoing dialogue and cooperation with the international human rights mechanisms.

Mexico is acknowledged for being a leading actor in multilateral human rights fora, by fostering a cooperative approach, developing international standards, and strengthening follow-up mechanisms.

Challenges on HR issues

Mexico recognizes that challenges remain concerning HR issues in the country. However, specific legislation and policies have been put in place for each challenge. Mexico works in order to ensure that local authorities assume their responsibilities and strengthen their HR strategies.