Soconusco University of the illustrious city of Tapachula, Chiapas, received the GEAP and its National Judicial Forum
After the successful Third International Judicial Forum in the Council of the Federal Judiciary in Mexico City, the University of Soconusco of the illustrious city of Tapachula, Chiapas, received the GEAP to present to government officials, diplomats, academics, students and the media, the National Judicial Forum "New Proposals on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide".
Dr. Francisco Javier Guerra González, coordinator of the GEAP in Mexico, laid the foundation, stressing that these activities are being carried out with the aim to promote discussion on the judicial, political, academic and social ambits, on the interest of updating the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948) and the Rome Statute (1998), and other correlative regulations.
Afterward, Dr. Ulises Coello Nuño, Professor of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Autonomous University of Chiapas, spoke on "Reviews and comments on the global discussion to include political, cultural and economic groups, in the definition of the crime of genocide ", highlighting the need to teach and spread the real concept of genocide, and that this offense is not only committed in wartime but also can happen in peacetime; as was the case of Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ Collage, in which 6 people died, 27 were injured and 43 students were victims of enforced disappearance; acts that clearly demonstrate a case of international law. He also invited the national and international courts to take concrete actions to end impunity.
The Honorable Dr. Juan Illicachi Gualli, Consul General of Ecuador, presented to the audience the discourse "Ethnocide and peace" beginning with a deep analysis of the concept of Genocide and the importance this has for many cultures still living in Latin America, for this crime to be known and punished; likewise he joined the initiative of Dr. Soto, placing ecocide as the fifth crime competence of the International Criminal Court. This because in Ecuador the indigenous communities of the province of Sucumbios in the Amazon, in the year 2003, filed a lawsuit before the Ecuadorian courts against the Chevron Corporation. On the issue the Consul expressed total outrage about the commission of this crime, and the impunity that still exists regarding it.
For his part, the researcher of the Institute of Training and Bonding Technology Chiapas, Cesar Castillejos Peace, speaking about: "Genocide and crimes against humanity in Mexico," in said speech he mentioned the crime of genocide in the Mexican Penal Code, and the ambiguity in relation to this crime against humanity.
To end this International Judicial Forum, Maestro Zebadua Julio Armando Marquez, President of the House of Legal Culture in Tapachula, gave his thanks and congratulations to Dr. Soto, Executive Chairman of GEAP and manager of these project on an international level and his team, for the important work being carried out on behalf of all human beings. He then presented a special award received by the National Coordinator, Dr. Francisco Javier Gonzalez Guerra.