Foreign Precedents in Mexican Constitutional Adjudication

Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, Rubén Sánchez Gil

Abstract

This note is about how Mexican Courts with constitutional jurisdiction have used foreign precedents to support their judgments. It provides an initial overview of the central issues with the objective of stimulating a broader discussion on the topic. The authors have reviewed several judgments from the Mexican Supreme and other Courts that are influenced by foreign judicial opinions. They conclude that this comparative practice by Mexican Courts lacks publicity and standards that could ease its review and application.

Keywords

Comparative law; foreign precedents; Mexican courts; constitutional adjudication

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