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Mexico: Supreme Court limit on military jurisdiction must become binding precedent

Headline Title:  Mexico: Supreme Court limit on military jurisdiction must become binding precedent 22 August 2012 The historic decision by Mexico’s National Supreme Court (SCJN) to refer a case involving human rights violations by military personnel against Bonfilio Rubio Villegas to a civilian not a military court, must become a binding precedent for other such cases, Amnesty International said.The SCJN yesterday ruled against the application of military justice in the case of Villegas, an indigenous man shot and killed by military personnel at a road block in Guerrero in June 2009.The…

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