Memory of the World

Mexico - Judicial files concerning the birth of a right: the effective remedy as a contribution of the Mexican writ of amparo to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948

The judicial files submitted correspond to writs of amparo adjudicated by the Mexican federal courts between 1869 and 1935; bearing witness to the birth of a legal institution incorporated to constitutional systems in different countries around the world regarding the protection of individual rights. The scope of protection guaranteed by such a trial covers property rights, public liberties, equality, security rights, and the right to life of both Mexican nationals and foreigners.

Photos: © Justice of the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico

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