Weekly Report - 05 October 2023 (WR-23-40)

MEXICO: Inai dispute rumbles on

On 2 October, Mexico’s supreme court (SCJN) ordered the federal senate to appoint the missing members of the national institute for transparency and access to information (Inai), an autonomous government body. The Inai has been left in a state of inoperability since April due to insufficient quorum, which critics argue is a deliberate sabotage tactic employed by the government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The SCJN’s ruling marks a new chapter in the bid to replace the Inai commissioners, which led to opposition legislators effectively going on strike in April. It also comes in the midst of heightened tensions between the SCJN and the government [WR-23-39].

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