Mexico: Environmental Activists

The Human Rights Clinic submitted an amicus brief in the case of Teodoro Cabrera García and Rodolfo Montiel Flores vs. the United Mexican States.  Cabrera García and Montiel Flores were environmental defenders who were detained by the Mexican military.  The brief argued that their rights under the American Convention on Human Rights had been violated because the appropriate authorities did not take custody of them within a reasonable period of time.  This made them vulnerable to other human rights violations such as incommunicado detention and torture.