In some cases, SEDENA even failed to provide information it had provided to the CNDH, and which the CNDH had published in its annual report. (The CNDH itself also refused to grant Human Rights Watch access to information it has on the status of military investigations into these cases.)Perhaps I am reading too much into this, but it certainly seems as though the CNDH views HWR as its rival if not adversary, while remaining on good terms with the Department of Defense, one of the foremost entities that the CNDH should be monitoring, comes across as a vital objective.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
More on the HRW Report
No, I won't be live-blogging my reading of this report (although I imagine people would be glued to their computer screens if I did), but this passage struck me as a perfect illustration of the fundamental corruption of the CNDH, a Mexican example of agency capture: