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OROZCO HENRIQUEZ, José de Jesús. Human Rights and the New Amendment to Article 1 of the Constitution. Rev. IUS [online]. 2011, vol.5, n.28, pp.85-98. ISSN 1870-2147.
This article addresses the extent, meaning and implications of the recent amendment to the Article 1 of the Constitution in the field of human rights. At the end it stresses the importance of incorporating human rights language to the Constitution and specifically recognizes the validity of human rights from international sources. In this regard, it argues that with the amendment, the international laws that establish human rights in which the Mexican State is a party to, will be incorporated into the block of constitutionality limits, according to which no power can restrict or suspend, except in cases of emergency and the conditions established in the Constitution.
Keywords : Human rights; constitutionality block; principle pro-personae; interpretation and control of the conventionality.