Mexico: German gunmaker Heckler & Koch allegedly supplied guns to conflict regions in Mexico used by police to kill protestors
Reports state that German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch exported guns to Mexico, allegedly also to regions where it was not allowed to do so, breaching German export regulations. In December 2014, investigators found the company's weapons being used by the local police force to kill several protesters in September of the same year. The guns might also have been used against 43 students missing since September and thought to have been murdered.
In December 2014 Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Heckler & Koch to respond to the concerns raised in the reports below; the response is provided.