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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Varios 912 / 2010 Case (Mexican Supreme Court)

Mexico [mx]

Mónica Castillejos-Aragón

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 10 December 2018

Subject(s):
Individual rights — Fundamental rights — Tolerance — Universalism — Discrimination — LGBTI rights

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. From 1995 to 2010, the Supreme Court of Mexico (Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación) initiated a fascinating process of institutional transformation, which positioned justices to develop novel fundamental-rights jurisprudence. Since 2007, the Supreme Court has come to be viewed not merely as a forum to settle disputes but as an instrument of societal change. It has issued decisions that were unthinkable during the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (‘PRI’) authoritarian rule (1929−2006) ( authoritarianism ), and engaged in unprecedented constitutional...
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