Sunday, December 11, 2022

Heads up

Mexico's Supreme Court has decided to take up a series of cases concerning military justice and the role of the armed forces, according to this El Universal report. Excerpt (gracias, Google Translate):

The country's Highest Court pointed out that in the pending cases various provisions of the National Guard Law, the National Detention Registry Law, the Code of Military Justice and the Military Code of Criminal Procedures, the Organic Law of the Federal Public Law, the Organic Law of the Mexican Army and Air Force and the Law of Promotions and Rewards of the Mexican Army and Air Force and the agreement that has the permanent Armed Forces in public security work.

Among the appeals that will be analyzed by the ministers are the unconstitutionality actions presented in 2016 and 2019 by the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) against the extension of military jurisdiction and the National Guard Law, the National Law on Record of Detentions, as well as the National Law on the Use of Force.

Likewise, they will submit for review the action of unconstitutionality that 49 senators from different political parties presented against the reform that supports the transfer of the National Guard to the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena), stopped at the moment by various injunctions filed by a group of Civil society organizations.

The three constitutional controversies with file number 85/2020, 87/2020 and 91/2020, pending resolution by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), were promoted by the governments of Colima, Michoacán, the Chamber of Deputies and the municipality of Arteaga, in the state of Aguascalientes, against the agreement of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, for the permanence of the Armed Forces in public security work until 2024.

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