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Disappearances in the Post-Transition Era in Latin America$
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Karina Ansolabehere, Barbara A. Frey, and Leigh A. Payne

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780197267226

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197267226.001.0001

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Using the International Criminal Court to Denounce Disappearances: Crimes against Humanity in Coahuila, Mexico

Using the International Criminal Court to Denounce Disappearances: Crimes against Humanity in Coahuila, Mexico

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(p.242) 16 Using the International Criminal Court to Denounce Disappearances: Crimes against Humanity in Coahuila, Mexico
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Disappearances in the Post-Transition Era in Latin America
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Michael W. Chamberlin

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197267226.003.0017

In 2017, the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH), supported by 100 other organisations, submitted a communication to the ICC detailing crimes committed against the civilian population from 2009-16 in the State of Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico, including murder, illegal imprisonment, enforced disappearance, torture, and sexual violence. This chapter explains the procedural and substantive basis of their complaint as a model for others who may seek the ICC’s involvement in the investigation and prosecution a pattern of enforced disappearances.

Keywords:   Crimes Against Humanity, Drug cartels, Enforced Disappearances, International Criminal Court, Macro-criminality, Security strategy

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