According to the 2014 Human Rights Watch World Report, the human rights situation in Mexico remains dire. The report catalogued a litany of human rights violations, including enforced disappearances, abuses by military and police, coerced confessions, poor prison conditions, and obstacles to journalistic freedom.
The Peña Nieto Administration reports that since 2007 over 26,000 people have been reported missing or disappeared. The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) is investigating at least 2,443 disappearances involving corrupt government officials. Prosecutors and investigators fail to properly search for missing people, and families have little recourse when their loved ones disappear. Mexico still does not have a national database of missing people or a DNA database of unidentified human remains. The Peña Nieto Administration has created an office within the Federal Prosecutor’s Office to investigate disappearances, but it has yet to make substantive progress.