IACHR Experts' Report on Ayotzinapa, Iguala

Press Statement
John Kirby
Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
April 25, 2016

We note that on April 24, the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released their final report on the September 2014 disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico.

We commend the Commission and the experts for their work, which was requested by the Mexican Government, and for the assistance it has provided Mexico and the victims’ families in working to resolve this tragic case.

We trust the Mexican authorities will carefully consider the report’s recommendations, evaluate suggested actions to address the issue of forced disappearances, provide support to the victims’ families, and continue their efforts to bring the perpetrators of this terrible crime to justice.