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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

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20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

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28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

04/09/2020

Monica Feria-Tinta in Mexican Supreme Court’s mining law case

The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) of Mexico is currently examining a challenge brought by the Masewal people of Cuetzalan based in the Sierra Norte of the Mexican state of Puebla, who filed a constitutional action against Mexico’s Federal Mining Law.

A central question in the case is whether the Federal Mining Law is unconstitutional because it should have followed a consultation process with indigenous peoples prior to its being issued. The Masewal request that the SCJN declare the law unconstitutional because it violates indigenous peoples’ fundamental rights. The Masewal peoples are advised by the Mexican Centre for Environmental Law (CEMDA).

Monica Feria-Tinta is acting as Amicus Curiae, as expert on international law, including on the Right to Consultation under international law in the context of extractive activities. Her brief was filed early this week.

The decision by the SCJN in the case is likely to have a major impact on the extractive sector and on the legislation regulating mining law in Mexico.

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