International Human Rights and the transformation of the law sources system in Mexico

In the middle of an ongoing human rights crisis, ten years ago the Mexican Constitution was amended to include International human rights standards as mandatory to all state authorities including the judiciary. Therefore, in the following years, and to improve its own standards, Mexico’s judiciary began a major transformation to consider the case law of international bodies such as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights into its decisions. In this process, groundbreaking notions such as the control of conventionality were essential. Nevertheless, the transformation process is far from being finished. Furthermore, Mexico’s human rights record is far from being acceptable. The excessive formalism in the Mexican legal culture and long-standing authoritarian tendencies posse a major challenge to this incipient human right revolution.

The Transformation of the legal sources in Spain and the EU

The presentation will address how both, the european law and the Spanish Constitution have changed the legal sources in Spain. The first, by creating a complete new legal system that relates in many ways and binds the national legal systems of the member States of the EU; the second, by laying down the basis of an administrative state, subjected to a normative Constitution and the restraint of judicial review. Furthermore, she will underline how the addition of these elements have contributed to a severe transformation of the legal sources regarding administrative regulations and judicial precedents.

The transformation of the legal sources in Colombia

The paper will address the transformation in the legal system in Colombia regarding precedents, administrative regulations and the American Convention of Human Rights and the jurisprudence of the Interamerican Court of Human Rights.

The transformations of the legal sources in Peru

The paper will address the transformation in the legal system in Peru regarding precedents, administrative regulations and the American Convention of Human Rights and the jurisprudence of the Interamerican Court of Human Rights.

The transformation of the legal sources in Chile

The paper will address the transformation in the legal system in Chile regarding precedents, administrative regulations and the American Convention of Human Rights and the jurisprudence of the Interamerican Court of Human Rights.