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In an unprecedented event, Minister Norma Lucía Piña Hernández has been elected as the new president of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), becoming the first woman to preside over the Judiciary.
It should be noted that in the face of the large debts that exist for the preservation of natural resources in our country, the election of the current president promises a panorama of greater commitment to issues in environmental law, since the project she presented when she ran for president has an outstanding environmental agenda.
In this area, the minister mentioned that there is a pending issue in the Council of the Federal Judiciary, regarding the need to create specialized courts in environmental matters or to implement an effective, serious, complete program with permanent updating for judicial specialization in environmental and climate change matters.
Likewise, the new president of the SCJN considers it essential to strengthen alliances with internationally recognized scientific and judicial bodies to assist the Court in the adjudication processes of complex issues related to environmental and climate problems, such as the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) or the World Judicial Institute of the Environment.
This would give a new lease of life to compliance with environmental law in Mexico, while responding to the planetary emergency decreed by the United Nations.