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Abstract

ARIAS RUELAS, Salvador Felipe. The Constitutional Reform of Human Rights and the Mainstreaming of those Rights. Rev. IUS [online]. 2011, vol.5, n.28, pp. 68-84. ISSN 1870-2147.

The end of the Second World War brought along the revaluation of the ideas of equality, justice and democracy these was reflected in the second half of the twentieth century in the European constitutionalism and later on many Latin American Constitutions, introducing different state obligations protecting fundamental rights. The author of the present article mentions than in the spite of the Mexican constitutionalism has had a particular evolution, whit reforms introduced recently to the Mexican Constitution on the matter of human rights, and incorporates a new way to understand, interpret and apply fundamental rights in Mexico, through figures like the close relationship of the public powers to those rights, the understanding of the double dimension of the fundamental rights and the location values in the Constitution reflect principles of the democratic state.

Keywords : Fundamental rights; constitutional reform; transverse rights.

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