Suspension of jurisdictional activities is extended
As a result of the Resolutions reached in the meetings held on April 13, 2020, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, the Council of the Federal Judiciary, the Federal Court of Administrative Justice and the Council of the Judiciary of Mexico City, decided to extend the suspension of jurisdictional activities that were originally set up until April 19, 2020, declaring as non-working the days from April 20 to May 5, 2020.
This extension was made with the purpose to be consistent with the “Resolution declaring the epidemic disease caused by SARS-CoV (COVID19) virus, as a health emergency due to force majeure”, and the “Resolution establishing extraordinary actions to attend the health emergency caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus”, both published in the Official Gazette of the Federation on March 30 and 31, 2020, respectively, where the suspension of non-essential activities was ordered to take place from March 30 to April 30, 2020, for reducing the dispersion, transmission, disease burden, complications, and deaths, that may be caused by the COVID-19 virus in the national territory.
Considering that the public service for the administration of justice is an essential function, the authorities adopted the necessary measures to maintain the operation of the courts giving priority only to urgent cases. For example, in the Resolution of the Federal Judicial Council, are considered as urgent cases, the execution of arrest warrants or freezing of bank accounts and matters in which people health or physical integrity is endangered.
Finally, the Resolutions of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation and the Federal Court of Administrative Justice refers to the possibility of holding the sessions that may be necessary, remotely, through the use of technological tools.