Mexico Defamation Law

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Mexico Defamation Law

Post by dean on Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:19 pm

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I found two links I thought were interesting on defamation laws in Mexico:

http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402918_text

http://kellywarnerlaw.com/mexico-defamation-laws/
Mexico Defamation Law Quick Facts *Favors:* Depends on State * Bottom Line:* While Mexico did repeal their federal defamation laws in 2007, state laws supersede federal law. As such, journalists are not necessarily protected. There are both civil and criminal defamation statutes in various states. A 2009 report revealed that Mexico has the lowest number of defamation cases a year compared to population. In 2011, proposed a new law that would further protect elected officials, but it was withdrawn.

*Sources:* CPJ Report on 2007 Criminal Defamation Repeal in Mexico

Human Rights Watch Report on
Mexico Mexico Looks to Protect Public Officials Against Defamation

Report on Mexican Defamation
(Spanish)

Penalties for Defamation in Mexico
(Spanish)

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