The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) resolved eleven constitutional controversies promoted by municipalities of Chihuahua on the General Water Law.
The plenary of the Court determined the omission of the Union Congress to issue the General Water Law, referred to in the third transitional article of the constitutional reform decree published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) on February 8, 2012.
Also the lack of regulation by the Federal Executive of the National Water Law; and the drought emergency start agreement for 2020.
The SCJN validated the orders of the Federal Executive to dispose of the water stored in the “La Boquilla” and “El Granero” dams to pay the debts of the Treaty on the Distribution of International Waters between the United States of America and the United Mexican States. Also the acts of execution of said orders through the National Guard.
In this regard, the SCJN reiterated that the Union Congress incurred in a legislative omission of an absolute nature in powers of compulsory exercise, by not having issued the General Water Law, referred to in article 4, sixth paragraph of the Constitution in relation to the third transitional decree that gave rise to said provision, published on February 8, 2012.
The SCJN again it ordered the Congress of the Union to issue the General Water Law during its next ordinary period of sessions.