UDLAP Presented The First Edition of the Global Impunity Index
San Antonio, TX.- By invitation from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista, President of Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) presented the first edition of the Global Impunity Index (IGI, from its acronym in Spanish) to San Antonio’s academics, businessmen and students.
The Global Impunity Index (IGI) is the first international academic work that measures this multidimensional phenomenon, analyzing information from 193 UN member countries and 14 territories that provide comparable statistical information. Of the 193 UN members, only 59 countries have the necessary updated statistical information on security, justice and human rights to be included in IGI.
IGI shows that it is important to allocate the necessary resources for security and justice institutions. However, it is much more important that these institutions function adequately and respect human rights. The study also evidences the need to optimize and execute an adequate investigation process for most people who have formal contact with law enforcement.
With this contribution, it was found that impunity is statistically related to human issues that concern the world, such as human development, inequality and corruption