Article 27 and Mexican Land Reform: The Legacy of Zapata's Dream

30 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2011  

James J. Kelly Jr.

Notre Dame Law School

Date Written: January 7, 1994

Abstract

This student note takes an historical look at indigenous land tenure in Mexico and the role that limited alienability has played in sustaining indigenous agriculture from the time of the Aztecs up until the reforms enacted by the Salinas administration in Mexico in the early 1990's. As the piece was in edits, the Zapatista rebellion broke out and the text was amended to note the role that land tenure played in the uprising.

Keywords: indigenous land tenure, land reform, inalienability

Suggested Citation

Kelly, James J., Article 27 and Mexican Land Reform: The Legacy of Zapata's Dream (January 7, 1994). Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 25, p. 541, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1736659

James J. Kelly Jr. (Contact Author)

Notre Dame Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 780
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0780
United States

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