Mexico

The information relating to domestic torture laws has been adapted from the Compilation of Torture Laws tool available on the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) website, available here.

Date of ratification UNCAT: 23 January 1986

Relevant Laws

Federal Laws:
• Federal Law to Prevent and Sanction Torture of 21 December 1991

State Laws:
• Criminal Procedure Code of the Federal District of 23 August 1931

Relevant Articles

Federal Laws:
• Definition of Torture:
o Article 3 of the Federal Law to Prevent and Sanction Torture
• Penalties:
o Articles 4, 5 and 11 of the Federal Law to Prevent and Sanction Torture
• Others:
o Compensation and Reparation: Article 10 of the Federal Law to Prevent and Sanction Torture
o Defences: Article 6 of the Federal Law to Prevent and Sanction Torture
o Exclusion of Evidence: Articles 8 and 9 of the Federal Law to Prevent and Sanction Torture
o Lawful Sanctions: Article 3 of the Federal Law to Prevent and Sanction Torture

State Laws:
• Others:
o Exclusion of Evidence: Article 614 of the Criminal Procedure Code

* Information compiled December 2008

Country file can be accessed via APT website here.