The Constitution of Mexico and The Archaeology of legal revolution

Keywords: Mexican constitutionalism, revolutions, legal archeology


This article analyses the legal acts and values that had shaped the constitution of Mexico. The current legal system is analised through a perspective of a number of legal revolutions. Those themes are the main references for this essay, which follows legal revolutions from the 11th century’s Papal Revolution, through the 16th and 17th centuries’ Protestant Revolution and English Revolution, concluding with the American Revolution and the French Revolution of the 18th century. The article proposes that the Mexican constitution was susceptible to ideas from the various legal revolutions, which coexist in Mexican constitution and therefore still influence the current legal system’s rules and solutions, such as the separation of powers, or the so-called writ of amparo, human rights system, and presidential system, which lay ground to the current regime.


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How to Cite
Czarnecki, L. (2019). The Constitution of Mexico and The Archaeology of legal revolution. Estudios Latinoamericanos, 38, 191-206.