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The legislative management moves forward: approved projects to protect minors from sexual crimes and anti-corruption initiative

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Bogotá D.C.
07 Oct 2019


 • The Minister of the Interior qualified as a hard but very positive procedure in which she managed to approve the two projects in the First Committee.

The First Senate Commission approved today, in the fifth debate, the Draft Legislative Act that allows the modification of article 44 of the Political Constitution so that sexual crimes against minors cannot be subject to future peace agreements, in line with the work developed by the Government of the President of the Republic, Iván Duque.

At the end of the session in which the initiative was approved, the Minister of the Interior, Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez said: “With the project of ordinary penalties for sexual crimes of girls and boys, what we want is to never again will be considered exceptional penalties for these crimes. The discussion is very hard, but it finally goes to the fifth debate.”

Within the Government with Legality policy, what is sought is to protect children and adolescents as a moral imperative, in addition to guaranteeing strict application of sanctions contemplated in the Criminal Code for sexual crimes against minors as a legal imperative. The project goes to the sixth debate in the Senate plenary. In total, there are 8 debates for being a Draft Legislative Act that modifies the Political Constitution.

Similarly, the legislative management advanced with the approval in the third debate of the bill that eliminates the home detention for the corrupt.

The Minister of the Interior, Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez, explained some of the scope of the initiative: “Extends disabilities to natural persons of legal persons committing acts of corruption. Secondly, it eliminates the benefit of the home detention for those convicted of appropriation of public resources and also limits the benefits, in general, for those crimes after they have already been convicted.”

This project goes to the Senate plenary to meet the requirement of 4 debates.

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