New Amparo Law

New Amparo Law.

March 21st, 2013.

Dear Clients,

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. would like to inform you:

Yesterday, March 20th, 2013, the plenary of the Senate of the Republic approved the new Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Federal Constitution. The respective decree was sent yesterday to the Federal Executive for its promulgation and publication in the Official Federal Gazette; thus, in the coming weeks the new Amparo Law will enter into force.

The new Amparo Law consists of a complete reform of the amparo proceeding, derived from the Constitutional reform that was published in the Official Federal Gazette on June 6, 2011, and which entered into force on October 4th of that year. It is important to recall that from such 2011 constitutional reform 5 fundamental topics were deduced: (i) the expansion of the validity of the amparo against violations of the human rights protected in the international treaties to which Mexico is a party; (ii) the recognition of legitimate individual and collective interests; (iii) the incorporation of the amparo joinder; (iv) the general declaration of unconstitutionality; and (v) the new parameters for the granting of a suspension. All those topics have been materialized in the new Amparo Law, changing the paradigms of constitutional protection and, with that, the relationship between the State and the individual.

Please refer to the attachment or click here in order to read the whole document.

Kindest regards,