In this submission, ARTICLE 19, along with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and PEN International, examine the Government of Mexico’s compliance with its international human rights obligations since its last Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
Specifically, the submission addresses Mexico’s compliance with its international human rights obligations in relation to freedom of expression and information, with a focus on:
- National institutions protecting and promoting human rights;
- Legal framework for free expression;
- Safety of Journalists;
- Access to the Internet;
- Access to information.
Notwithstanding recommendations accepted during its last UPR to improve the situation for these rights, civic space has continued to shrink in Mexico. The rights to freedom of expression and information, freedom of assembly and association, and to privacy, online and offline, have been systematically undermined by the government, weakening the fundamental mechanisms of democratic accountability in the country.