Tag: Mexican constitution
Playing the Long Game: Behind Mexico’s Presidential Recall Election
—Mariana Velasco-Rivera, National University of Ireland Maynooth, School of Law and Criminology; Co-Editor, IACL Blog. Twitter: @marisconsin. [Editor’s Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our 2022 columnists, see here.] In my last column I tried to bring attention to the way in which Mexico’s ruling party (MORENA) hijacked the presidential recall election process, acting against both the constitution and a Supreme Court decision that held that the active participation (e.g.,
Mexico’s Upcoming Presidential Recall Election has been Hijacked by the President’s Party
—Mariana Velasco-Rivera, National University of Ireland Maynooth, School of Law and Criminology; Co-Editor, IACL Blog. Twitter: @marisconsin. [Editor’s Note: This is one of our regular ICONnect columns.] In recent years, a series of constitutional amendments have introduced mechanisms of direct democracy in Mexico—in particular, referendums (2012) and Presidential recall elections (2019).
The Decriminalization of Abortion: A Landmark Decision by the Mexican Supreme Court
—Joy Monserrat Ochoa Martínez, UNAM and the Mexican Supreme Court, and Roberto Niembro Ortega, Universidad Iberoamericana and the Mexican Supreme Court; co-Chair, ICON-S Mexico Several weeks ago, the Supreme Court issued a landmark judgment recognizing a right to voluntary abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy.
On the Possible Legal and Political Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in México
—Andrea Pozas-Loyo, Legal Research Institute (IIJ), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Mexico is in the midst of a legal and political storm in which events unfold at an accelerated pace, where the prevalent perception is that of uncertainty in an increasingly polarized public arena.
López Obrador’s Fourth Transformation of Mexico: Four Areas of Scholarly Inquiry
[Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts.
A Way Out of Hyper-Reformism? A Project of Constitutional Reorganization and Consolidation in Mexico
—Andrea Pozas-Loyo, IIJ-UNAM Mexico has one of the world’s oldest and most amended constitutions: its 99-year old constitution has been amended 642 times. De jure, Mexico’s constitution is pretty rigid: amendments require three-quarters of the present members of congress and approval of the majority of the states’ legislatures.