UN signs agreement to oversee Mexico’s National Guard
President López Obrador claimed that both the Mexican Army and Navy were used off the record to undertake operations to combat drug trafficking - Photo: Taken from the SRE's official Twitter page

UN signs agreement to oversee Mexico’s National Guard

09/04/2019
14:01
Misael Zavala y Alberto Morales/Enviados
Mexico City
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The Mexican Government will now make use of Army, Navy, and Federal Police elements as part of the National Guard

Mexico’s Federal Government signed an agreement with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights so that they may provide advice and technical assistance for the formation and operation of the country’s new National Guard in full respect of human rights.

At Mexico City’s National Palace, Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, signed the agreement with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón.

In this respect, Bachelet claimed that her office could not be absent from a decision such as the creation of the National Guard.

“The agreement is broad and goes well beyond training. It also incorporates elements such as a mechanism for citizen preservation, transparency, and accountability while seeking to dignify police work,” she explained.

Furthermore, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights will support the legislative process and its implementation in the National Guard.

President López Obrador claimed that both the Mexican Army and Navy were used off the record to undertake operations to combat drug trafficking.

“The Mexican people had no protection because there were no elements to guarantee public security,” he added.

The President claimed that the Mexican Government could now make use of 220 thousand Army elements, 40 thousand Navy elements, and 40 thousand members of Federal Police without simulations.
 

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