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MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the disappearance of 43 teaching students in Mexico

21.10.2014 - (2014/2905(RSP))

with request for inclusion in the agenda for a debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law
pursuant to Rule 135 of the Rules of Procedure

Mark Demesmaeker, Charles Tannock, James Nicholson, Jana Žitňanská on behalf of the ECR Group

See also joint motion for a resolution RC-B8-0161/2014

Procedure : 2014/2905(RSP)
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European Parliament resolution on the disappearance of 43 teaching students in Mexico


The European Parliament,

- having regard to the statement by the EU delegation in Mexico City;

- having regard to the statement by made by the Mexican President Enrico Peña Nieto, on 14 October 2014;


- having regard to the statement by the EU delegation in Mexico on 12 October 2014 concerning the events in Iguala and Tlatlaya;


- having regard to Art. 135 of its rules of procedure;


A.  Whereas on 26 September 2014 43 teaching students from the 'Normal Raul Isidro Burgos' School in Ayotzinapa disappeared when on a journey from Iyala to Guerrero, Chilpancingo;

B.  Whereas 22 police officers were arrested following violent incidents;


1. Regrets the tragic events which took place on 26 September and shares deep concern regarding the violent incidents reported and the disappearance of a group of students from Ayotzinapa;


2. Highlights the action taken by the Mexican Government to shed light on the facts and to restore law and order in Iguala, including the deployment of 200 Gendarmes, the takeover of the investigation by Federal authorities and the creation of monitoring committees in the Senate and in the Chamber of Representatives related to the case;


3. Supports the statement by the President of Mexico, Enrico Peña Nieto outlining his commitment to the investigations and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice;


4. Trusts, in this regard, that the Government and the National authorities will carry out an impartial and thorough investigation, with the assistance of international experts;


5. Condemns any infiltration of organized crime into local law enforcement entities and all violence, including reported incidents against Priests;


6. Stresses the importance of eradicating impunity in a nation which is committed to the promotion and protection of international human rights standards;

7.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Government and Parliament of Mexico, the Council, the Commission, the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; and the governments and parliaments of the EU Member States.