The 70 year party rule in Mexico and its undiscussed systematic human rights violations

Surprisingly, the 70-year party rule in Mexico has not been examined thoroughly by legal scholars. Notwithstanding that, political scientists and historians have proven that a central feature of the PRI regime was the constant use of state violence to restrain and control. Legal scholars should engage with this chapter of Mexican history since the harm done to individuals through state violence could have been widespread and systematic. From 1929 to 1998, human rights violations occurred continuously and had as targets different population groups, such as peasants, students, or political opponents. In addition, some of these attacks occurred in the context of fighting guerrilla warfare (that could amount to non-international armed conflict). Finally, examining the history of state violence in Mexico could also help identify continuities and combat current patterns of abuse, impunity, and systematic human rights violations.