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“Ya Me Canse”: How The Iguala Mass Kidnapping Demonstrates Mexico’S Continued Failure To Adhere To Its International Human Rights Obligations, Justin A. Behravesh Mar 2015

“Ya Me Canse”: How The Iguala Mass Kidnapping Demonstrates Mexico’S Continued Failure To Adhere To Its International Human Rights Obligations, Justin A. Behravesh

Justin A. Behravesh

This article addresses the recent kidnapping and disappearance of forty-three college students from Iguala, Mexico (the “Iguala Mass Kidnapping”), under the lens of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (the “Convention”). While Mexico’s reporting documents on its compliance with the Convention paint a positive picture of how that country is adhering to Convention, any notion that the country was in compliance with the Convention was completely shattered through the Iguala Mass Kidnapping. The article concludes that the actions of state officials during the Iguala Mass Kidnapping violated articles one, six, and twenty-three of the …


La República Laica Y Sus Libertades. Las Reformas A Los Artículos 24 Y 40 Constitucionales, Javier Martín Reyes, Pedro Salazar Ugarte, Paulina Barrera Rosales, Vladimir Chorny Elizalde, Ana Gaitán Uribe, María De Guadalupe Salmorán Villar Mar 2015

La República Laica Y Sus Libertades. Las Reformas A Los Artículos 24 Y 40 Constitucionales, Javier Martín Reyes, Pedro Salazar Ugarte, Paulina Barrera Rosales, Vladimir Chorny Elizalde, Ana Gaitán Uribe, María De Guadalupe Salmorán Villar

Javier Martín Reyes

The Secular Republic and its Freedoms: Constitutional Amendments to Articles 24 and 40.


Remaking Mexico: Law Reform As Foreign Policy, Deborah M. Weissman Apr 2014

Remaking Mexico: Law Reform As Foreign Policy, Deborah M. Weissman

Deborah M. Weissman

This article, Remaking Mexico: Law Reform as Foreign Policy examines the practice of promoting rule of law programs abroad as a matter of a foreign policy subgenre. It argues that U.S. law reform projects as foreign aid conditionalities preempt the political discourse from substantive debates about justice systems. The arguments are developed through an assessment of the Mérida Initiative (also known as Plan México) which is a product of U.S. policy efforts to shape the legal systems of select foreign countries. The article reviews the circumstances in Mexico as they relate to U.S. efforts to export law and legal systems. …


The Case For Mexican Asylum Seekers Fleeing Cartel Violence, Perry B. Nava Apr 2013

The Case For Mexican Asylum Seekers Fleeing Cartel Violence, Perry B. Nava

Perry B Nava

The number of Mexican immigrants filing for asylum in the United States is on the rise as cartel violence affects more people each year. The perceived increase in cartel-related, violent crime is displacing people similar to how a war forces displaced refugees out of a country; but the United States is not accepting a great majority of the applications for asylum. This paper explores the more broadly applicable law that protects persecuted people; some of the issues that have simultaneously contributed to increased migration to the United States and aggressive expansion by the drug cartels; the result of the application …


Mexico's Gun Control Laws: A Model For The United States?, David B. Kopel Jan 2013

Mexico's Gun Control Laws: A Model For The United States?, David B. Kopel

David B Kopel

This article explicates Mexico’s constitutional right to arms and Mexico’s main gun-control statute, the Federal Law of Firearms and Explosives (Ley Federal de Armas de Fuego y Explosivos). Along the way, the article notes various proposals to move U.S. gun laws in a Mexican direction.

Part II of this article is an English translation of the Mexican constitution’s guarantee of the right to arms, as well as predecessor versions of the guarantee.

Part III explains the operation of Mexico’s gun-control system and provides some historical and statistical information about gun ownership and gun smuggling in Mexico.

Part IV describes some …


La Transparencia En La Protección De Datos Personales, Bruno L. Costantini García May 2012

La Transparencia En La Protección De Datos Personales, Bruno L. Costantini García

Bruno L. Costantini García

La Transparencia en la Protección de Datos Personales, ponencia elaborada dentro de los trabajos del VII Congreso Nacional de Organismos Públicos Autónomos (OPAM)


Mexican Experience In Screens For Bid-Rigging, Carlos Mena-Labarthe Mar 2012

Mexican Experience In Screens For Bid-Rigging, Carlos Mena-Labarthe

Carlos Mena-Labarthe

In this brief piece I try to demonstrate how the use of empirical methods commonly known as screens could be useful both in detection of cartels and/or the prioritization of cases using a Mexican case.


Inconstitucionalidad Del Cobro Del Impuesto Sobre La Renta Sobre Jubilaciones, Pensiones Y Haberes De Retiro, Guillermo Castorena Feb 2012

Inconstitucionalidad Del Cobro Del Impuesto Sobre La Renta Sobre Jubilaciones, Pensiones Y Haberes De Retiro, Guillermo Castorena

Guillermo Castorena

Argumentos de inconstitucionalidad del precepto. - La LISR no grava el ingreso por pensiones y por ende artículo el 109 fracción III es inconstitucional al no existir el objeto del gravamen. - Violación al artículo 5º de la Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (CPEUM) pues al ser las pensiones, jubilaciones y haberes de retiro producto del trabajo, la retención realizada con fundamento en el artículo 109 fracción III, constituye una doble tributación. - Violación a los artículos 123 y 127 de la CPEUM, que señalan que el salario será gravable, pero no así la pensión. - Violación a …


Gang And Cartel Violence: A Reason To Grant Political Asylum From Mexico And Central America, Jillian Blake Jan 2012

Gang And Cartel Violence: A Reason To Grant Political Asylum From Mexico And Central America, Jillian Blake

Jillian Blake

This Essay argues that the United States should view the migrants fleeing violence in Mexico and Central America as refugees. This Essay will describe the nature of the threat from gangs and cartels, present the major arguments for granting gang-based asylum under international refugee law, and describe how the U.S. courts and government have interpreted those arguments. The final section of this Essay will offer an interpretation of refugee law that both bridges the gap between traditional interpretations of the Refugee Convention and also addresses a pressing need to adapt its original meaning to present-day conflicts in Latin America. This …


El Tribunal De Los Militantes: El Control Judicial De Los Conflictos Intrapartidistas En México, Javier Martín Reyes Jan 2012

El Tribunal De Los Militantes: El Control Judicial De Los Conflictos Intrapartidistas En México, Javier Martín Reyes

Javier Martín Reyes

The Party Members’ Court: Judicial Control over Intraparty Disputes in Mexico.

This paper explains how the Electoral Court of the Federal Judicial Branch (TEPJF) of Mexico, without a supporting legislation, was able to establish a direct and far reaching control over intraparty disputes such as the election of party leaders, the selection of candidates, or the punishment of party members. Following a strategic behavior approach, I will provide empirical evidence to prove that there was a negative correlation between the level of judicial control over the parties’ internal life, on the one hand, and the vulnerability of the TEPJF from …


De Jueces, Militantes Y Dirigencias Partidistas. Un Panorama Cuantitativo Del Control Jurisdiccional De Los Conflictos Intrapartidistas En México (1996-2006), Javier Martín Reyes Jan 2012

De Jueces, Militantes Y Dirigencias Partidistas. Un Panorama Cuantitativo Del Control Jurisdiccional De Los Conflictos Intrapartidistas En México (1996-2006), Javier Martín Reyes

Javier Martín Reyes

Of Judges, Militants, and Bosses: A Quantitative Overview of the Judicial Review of Intraparty Disputes in Mexico (1996-2006) Aunque diversos trabajos han estudiado el origen y evolución del control jurisdiccional de la vida interna de los partidos políticos por parte del Tribunal Electoral del Poder Judicial de la Federación (TEPJF), lo cierto es que los estudios cuantitativos son prácticamente inexistentes. Hace falta, incluso, la información más indispensable para aproximarse empíricamente al fenómeno: el número y tipo de conflictos intrapartidistas que se han presentado a lo largo del tiempo; su distribución geográfica y por partido político; la forma en que se …


México, Su Constitución Y El Arbitraje Internacional: Un Desarrollo Bicentenario, James A. Graham Jan 2012

México, Su Constitución Y El Arbitraje Internacional: Un Desarrollo Bicentenario, James A. Graham

James A. Graham

En la Montaña Mágica de Mann, Settembrini defiende el arbitraje como el medio idóneo para resolver las disputas internacionales, enfatizando que hay un ius divinum (hoy diríamos una lex mercatoria) que transciende los derechos positivos y permite resolver las controversias más allá de los diversos derechos nacionales. A lo cual, le responde Naphta, que no es posible dejar a tribunales “bourgeois” decidir sobre lo justo como si fueron dioses, o como hubiera dicho Rigaux, “des dieux et des héros”. Tal antagonismo resume la historia del arbitraje en los dos últimos siglos en México. Considerado al inicio de su independencia, como …


Is An International Treaty Needed To Fight Corruption And The Narco-Insurgency In Mexico?, Stuart S. Yeh Jan 2012

Is An International Treaty Needed To Fight Corruption And The Narco-Insurgency In Mexico?, Stuart S. Yeh

Stuart S Yeh

Mexican government corruption prevents effective law enforcement against drug traffickers and the violence associated with drug trafficking. This article reviews the nature and scope of government corruption, including a first-hand account by a Mexican state police commander, then suggests how and why an international treaty establishing United Nation (UN) inspectors who are empowered to investigate corruption at all levels of government could be effective in deterring corruption and restoring the rule of law in the U.S.–Mexico border region. The article suggests that the Rome Statute provides a model for establishing this type of treaty and a precedent for all of …


Margin Squeeze In Mexican Mobile Telecommunications, Víctor Pavón-Villamayor Aug 2011

Margin Squeeze In Mexican Mobile Telecommunications, Víctor Pavón-Villamayor

Víctor Pavón-Villamayor

No abstract provided.


No Sirve Continued: Mexico Modifies Its Hague Service Convention Declarations, Charles B. Campbell Jan 2011

No Sirve Continued: Mexico Modifies Its Hague Service Convention Declarations, Charles B. Campbell

Charles B. Campbell

The brief article reports on Mexico's modifications to its Hague Service Convention declarations in 2011. It is a follow-up to No Sirve: The Invalidity of Service of Process Abroad by Mail or Private Process Server on Parties in Mexico Under the Hague Service Convention, 19 Minn. J. Int'l L. 107 (2010).


Propiedad Intelectual Y Prácticas Monopólicas, Carlos Mena-Labarthe, Alejandro Hernández Alva Jan 2010

Propiedad Intelectual Y Prácticas Monopólicas, Carlos Mena-Labarthe, Alejandro Hernández Alva

Carlos Mena-Labarthe

El estudio hace un recuento de algunos de los principales problemas y cuestiones que se pueden presentar en la relación de la propiedad intelectual con el Derecho de competencia, en particular en la regulación de las prácticas monopólicas.


Competencia Económica En El Sector Inmobiliario Y Sus Principales Transacciones, Carlos Mena-Labarthe Jan 2010

Competencia Económica En El Sector Inmobiliario Y Sus Principales Transacciones, Carlos Mena-Labarthe

Carlos Mena-Labarthe

Estudio de la regulación de competencia y su impacto en las principales transacciones inmobiliarias. Se estudia la experiencia mexicana y se compara con otras experiencias.


No Sirve: The Invalidity Of Service Of Process Abroad By Mail Or Private Process Server, Charles B. Campbell Jan 2010

No Sirve: The Invalidity Of Service Of Process Abroad By Mail Or Private Process Server, Charles B. Campbell

Charles B. Campbell

Service of process abroad by mail or private process server on parties in Mexico is invalid under the Hague Service Convention. The other alternative methods of service abroad listed in Article 10 of the Convention are invalid, as well. As one might say in Spanish, such alternative service no sirve—i.e., is useless—in Mexico. Accordingly, service of process abroad by United States litigants and courts on parties in Mexico should proceed through Mexico’s Central Authority in accordance with Articles 3 through 7 of the Convention.


Mexican Families & United States Immigration Reform, Bernard Trujillo Jan 2010

Mexican Families & United States Immigration Reform, Bernard Trujillo

Bernard Trujillo

This essay argues that we should understand U.S. immigration policy as a series of bi-national relationships rather than as a single, user-indifferent interface. Applying this regulatory approach to Mexican labor migration (i) allows a more accurate definition of the migrating person in the context of the family he seeks to support; and (ii) highlights the United States' duty to provide for Mexican families.


A Line Drawn In Water: Aquifers Beneath The Mexico-United States Border, Paul Stanton Kibel Jan 2008

A Line Drawn In Water: Aquifers Beneath The Mexico-United States Border, Paul Stanton Kibel

Paul Stanton Kibel

No abstract provided.


Mexican Corporations Entering And Leaving U.S. Markets: An Impact Of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002?, Eugenio J. Cárdenas Jan 2008

Mexican Corporations Entering And Leaving U.S. Markets: An Impact Of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002?, Eugenio J. Cárdenas

Eugenio J. Cárdenas

What has led to the dramatic decline of cross-listing in U.S. markets since 2002? A significant number of foreign issuers have delisted their American Depositary Receipts from the New York Stock Exchange, accompanied by an impressive plunge in the level of additions, among other shocking facts. It is notable that this trend followed the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, considered to be an excessive and rushed political response by Congress to the 2001 Enron and Worldcom scandals, aimed at restoring confidence.

Taking into account that in the company delisting tendency, the Mexican case was the most pronounced, yielding …


Passion And Nation: War, Crime, And Guilt In The Individual And The Collective, Steve Sheppard Jan 2003

Passion And Nation: War, Crime, And Guilt In The Individual And The Collective, Steve Sheppard

Steve Sheppard

Riffing off of George Fletcher's theory of Romanticism and war, the article reviews Fletcher's arguments, which received derisive reviews during the War against Iraq in 2003. The article takes Fletcher's approach seriously in considering the problem of war as a Romantic impulse, and the difficulties caused by that understanding. The article then derives arguments on the limits of the laws of war to apply to military actions against terrorism. The article considers the nature of collective guilt as a mitigating element in the crimes of one individual, and it considers the nature of non-state enemies in war. This last point …


Immigrant Visa Distribution: The Case Of Mexico, Bernard Trujillo Jan 2000

Immigrant Visa Distribution: The Case Of Mexico, Bernard Trujillo

Bernard Trujillo

No abstract provided.