Yasmín Esquivel Mossa, minister of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) also allegedly plagiarized her doctoral thesis, a degree she obtained in 2009 at the Anahuac University, according to a journalistic investigation.
The hard evidence indicates that the person who committed the plagiarism was Yasmín Esquivel, said a legal researcher
The Legal investigator highlighted the expert opinion, which concluded that in Baez’s thesis there is only one style and in Esquivel’s there are two, which would suggest that it was she who took the text and modified it.
According to the newspaper El País, at least 209 of the 456 pages of the thesis presented by Esquivel Mossa, Fundamental rights in the Mexican legal system and their defense, have similarities with 12 other previously published works.
The investigation found that Yasmín Esquivel would have taken parts of other jobs, including those of a former rector of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), also of a former president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), as well as of some Mexican, Italian, Spanish and German jurists.
A collegiate court agreed to analyze the appeal of the UNAM for the Yasmín Esquivel case
The magistrates of the court of appeal will determine whether to confirm or revoke the provisional suspension that prevents the Ethics Committee from continuing the investigation in the case of plagiarism
The authors of the report published this Friday by the Spanish media, point out that the use of Turnitin, a text match processor, was included, as well as a direct comparison in bibliographical heritage, with which it was possible to establish the plagiarism of at least 12 works. .
The investigation of the Spanish medium found that almost half of the thesis takes fragments or chapters from other authors, such as the book ‘Fundamental rights in Mexico’, by the jurist Miguel Carbonell. (PHOTO: The Country)
When consulted by the Spanish newspaper, the minister did not want to give statements, a situation that was repeated with the adviser of her doctoral thesis, José Antonio Núñez.
The UNAM challenged the judicial order that prevents it from talking about the case of Yasmín Esquivel
The University filed a complaint against the provisional suspension granted in favor of Esquivel Mossa by the Judge of the Fifth District in Administrative Matters
One of the texts copied by Esquivel Mossa in his doctoral thesis corresponds to the book Los derechos fundamentales en México (UNAM, 2004), the work of the jurist Miguel Carbonell, who confirmed to the Spanish newspaper that the current minister improperly took part of the text, which took him three years to write and as many to research.
“It is plagiarism. If we understand by plagiarism to publish with your name a text that you did not write in an original way, it is plagiarism. There is no other way to define it. And there is a use both of the main text, which involved an effort that I made when writing it, and of the sources that I reviewed to nourish my own text. It seems to me a double plagiarism, due to the use of sources that were not reviewed personally and that correspond to an outside effort,” Carbonell told El País.
An academic specialized in Law, who has directed around 30 doctoral theses, told the Spanish outlet that “it cannot be considered a citation error because it is a pattern of using ideas and complete paragraphs from other books. I would consider it a plagiarism text, it is not a self-authored text, it should not be able to be evaluated”.