First Human Identification Center is inaugurated in Coahuila


The undersecretary of Human Rights of the Ministry of the Interior, Alejandro Encinas , inaugurated the Regional Center for Human Identification in Saltillo, Coahuila.

With an investment of about 150 million pesos between the purchase of the land, the construction of the building and equipment for different areas, this Center is the first of its kind in Mexico and Latin America.

In order to carry out the processes of identification of bodies and bone remains more efficiently and quickly, it has areas of forensic anthropology, field criminology, forensic medicine and dentistry.

Likewise, it has dissection rooms and refrigerated rooms for the conservation of bodies ; niches for temporary protection of bodies and human remains; a temporary warehouse for the storage of evidence, as well as a space for the care of victims.Photo: tw / @ jm_fraustroPhoto: tw / @ jm_fraustro

The inauguration was in charge of the governor Miguel Ángel Riquelme; the undersecretary of Human Rights and the national search commissioner, Karla Osuna Quintana.

It is worth mentioning that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador , who led the morning press conference from Torreón, canceled at the last minute his participation in the event , where relatives of the disappeared were waiting for him, to ask for his help.

In front of missing persons¿ relatives, Encinas stressed that as it is the first regional center for human identification in Mexico, it will lead to a rethinking of the entire system of forensic services in the country, “where unfortunately there is a huge lag”, anticipating that the space will be strengthened so it can be at the level of the most important genetic identification centers in the world.

“This Human Identification Center is a very important step, however, many more steps will have to be taken, indeed the true inauguration would be the day we have the first identification of one of the missing persons,” he declared during the event.Photo: @Busqueda_MXPhoto: @Busqueda_MX

On the other hand, López Obrador sent on Wednesday, August 26th, to the Permanent Commission of Congress, for its ratification, the declaration by which the Mexican State recognizes the competence of the United Nations Organization ( UN ) to receive and investigate complaints of forced disappearance of people in the country, cases occurred as of December 2010.

The decision was postponed for a decade, since the governments of Felipe Calderón and Enrique Peña Nieto kept pending the possibility of accepting the intervention of the Committee against Forced Disappearance of the UN , a body that provides comprehensive care for victims, and which includes the right to compensation for damage in various ways.Photo: EFE
Photo: EFE

It establishes the restitution, rehabilitation, satisfaction and guarantees of non-repetition, prompt, fair and adequate compensation for the affected persons. 

Likewise, the right to report the facts to the competent authorities so that they can quickly and impartially examine the complaint, as well as the protection of the complainant, the witnesses, and the defenders of the disappeared person, against any mistreatment or intimidation derived from it.


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