President Enrique Peña Nieto met today with the judges of the Inter-American  Court of Human Rights to exchange points of view on the evolution of human rights in Mexico and their legal regulation and interpretation.

President Peña Nieto repeated his commitment to continue adhering to the guidelines of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and to promote the strengthening of the Inter-American System of Human Rights and its court, as borne out by the various forms of collaboration they have had.

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights acknowledged that Mexico has similar challenges to other countries in the Organization of American States but that it has achieved regional leadership and pledged to strengthen human rights by improving the rules and procedures of the various authorities in the Mexican state to make respect for human rights the center of its public behavior.

At the meeting, mention was made of the fact that Mexico is the main contributor to the organization’s budget in the Latin American region and that it will continue to provide financial support.

In addition to President Roberto F. Caldas, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights was represented by Vicepresident Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, and judges Eduardo Vio Grossi, Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto, Elizabeth Odio Benito, Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni, Patricio L. Pazmiño Freire and Secretary of the Organization Pablo Saavedra Alessandri.

President Enrique Peña Nieto was accompanied by Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu and Attorney General  Arely Gomez Gonzales and the President`s Legal Counsel  Humberto Castillejos Cervantes.