Twenty years of equality and non-discrimination adjudication in the Mexican Supreme Court: a prospective evaluation

My paper identifies and critically analyzes the main trends that emerge from an overview of equality and-non-discrimination case law by the Mexican Supreme Court over the last two decades. In approximately twenty years, the Court has evolved from not really deploying equality scrutiny to have a modest, but at any rate significant body of criteria, at least in what concerns direct discrimination and use of a series of categories of classification and distribution. The analysis emphasizes the areas where more litigation has existed and those where developments are still scarce (indirect and structural discrimination, substantive equality, socio-economic discrimination), and signals a set of issues that, prospectively, should desirably enter the Mexican judiciary docket—and the corresponding adjudication developments.