A. LEGISLATION, TRENDS AND TENDENCIES Generally, Mexican judges and practitioners are becoming accustomed to arbitration, and, as we will detail below, judicial decisions show support for arbitration. After the major reform that took place in 2011, as detailed in the 2012 Arbitration Yearbook, the arbitration legal framework in Mexico has remained more or less stable in 2013. There were two minor modifications. First, the law was amended to clarify what happens if a Mexican court refuses to recognize and enforce an award. Second, the law was amended to give commercial chambers or arbitral institutions an active role in proposing candidates when arbitrators must be appointed by a court. Despite the lack of changes in the arbitration law in Mexico, there have been at least two legal changes worth mentioning that impact on arbitration practice. First, the Mexican Constitution was amended to expressly include protection of human rights. Second, and as a consequence of the first, the Amparo Law was modified to widen the scope of the constitutional protection. Amparo refers to an extraordinary judicial remedy intended to allow a person to question whether or not a certain action or law conforms with the rights protected under the Mexican Constitution.