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Federal Prosecutor assigned to the Special Office of the Attorney General for Federal Crimes Committed by Public Servants against Persons Related to Past Social and Political Movements and Federal Prosecutor assigned to the Second District Federal Court for Criminal Proceedings in the Federal District v Echeverria (Luis) and Moya-Palencia (Mario), Appeal Decision, Appeal No 1/2004-PS, Appeal No 8/2004-PS, ILDC 76 (MX 2005), 15th June 2005, Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation [Sup Ct]



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Whether an interpretative declaration attached by Mexico to the Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity, according to which the non-applicability of statutory limitations would only apply to crimes committed after the entry into force of that treaty for Mexico, was valid.

Whether the 30-year statute of limitations provided for in Mexican law applied to alleged genocide committed by a former president of Mexico.

Keywords: Crimes against humanity; General principles of international law; Genocide; Human rights, civil and political rights; Human rights, gross violations; Human rights, principle of legality; Immunity from jurisdiction; Immunity from jurisdiction, state officials; International crimes; International criminal law, command responsibility; Peremptory norms / ius cogens; Responsibility of individuals; Responsibility of states; Retroactivity; Statutory limitations; Treaties, application; Treaties, reservations and declarations; War crimes

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Subjects: Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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