UNAM summoned Yasmín Esquivel to present her arguments and evidence to defend thesis

Yasmín Esquivel Mossa (Dark Room)

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) announced that Yasmin Esquivel, Minister of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), was summoned by the University Ethics Committee to present its arguments and evidence in relation to “the misappropriation of the texts of the theses presented in 1986 and 1987.”

(UNAM screenshot)
(UNAM screenshot)

“She will be summoned by said Committee to offer the arguments and evidence she deems pertinent, either personally or through a representative, guaranteeing her right to a hearing and defense.”

It was Elisa Speckman Guerra, president of the University Ethics Committee, who established communication with Esquivel to notify him that he may present the arguments and evidence that he considers pertinent.

The former student of the Faculty of Higher Studies (FES) Acatlán may present the documentation personally or through a representative.


While the date on which the University Ethics Committee will analyze the evidence is set, Esquivel will be able to send the documents to the office of the Technical Secretariat of this Committee, said the institution.

In this way, Esquivel is guaranteed his right to a hearing and defense, UNAM assured in a statement issued on the afternoon of January 26.

Since last January 23, Enrique Graue Wiechers, rector of the UNAM, announced that the university would give the SCJN minister a space to defend herself.

It was after receiving an honorary doctorate from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua (UACH) that the rector reiterated to the media that UNAM will not act hastily regarding the case of Yasmín Esquivel.

Previously, Graue Wiechers denied that the investigation into plagiarism was closed after the UNAM determined Yasmín Esquivel’s thesis is a “substantial copy” of one presented before hers.

“The plagiarism of a thesis is not minor, it is a usurpation of ideas and talents, which call into question the ethics and morals of those who commit it,” said the rector.

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