By Mark Stevenson / AP
The United Nations’ top human rights official is calling on the Mexican government to set a timetable for withdrawing military personnel from law enforcement duties and replacing them with well-trained police.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein said Wednesday that the government should return soldiers to their barracks because military forces aren’t designed to do police work.
It “has to be driven by a sense of real urgency, real urgency. It’s not something that can wait endless months,” he said.