translated from Spanish: FGR postpones submission of judicial reforms

The package of initiatives and reforms to the justice system, which would be delivered on Wednesday by the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) to the Senate, will be presented until February 1, announced prosecutor Alejandro Gertz.
This, despite the being the Senate Political Coordination Board (Jucopo) had scheduled for today a meeting with prosecutor Gertz Manero; the secretary of the Governorate, Olga Sánchez Cordero; The Legal Counsel of the Presidency, Julio Scherer, and other officials, for the presentation of the proposals.
The scheduled meeting was held, however, Gertz Manero announced in it that the full vision of the reform proposal, which according to drafts that they transcended, seeks to expand the rooting of all crimes, eliminate judges who today are responsible for assessing the legality of an arrest and evidence, will be presented until February 1.
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Senator Damian Zepeda, a member of the Jucopo, told the media that the prosecutor left them «literally waiting.»
«We do not explain what happened, the meeting today was called for this. I think the government needs to explain why they didn’t show up, but, well, when it’s done we’ll look at it with a purpose,» he said.
During the meeting and in front of senators and members of the federal cabinet, Gertz Manero highlighted the proposal to issue the National Law on Civic Justice, which will strengthen the fight against everyday events that can become crimes.
According to the Attorney General of the Republic, this law prioritizes immediate compensation for damage, which promotes community work rather than fines and rescues first-of-chiefs.
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Regarding the proposal to create the National Penal Code, Gertz indicated that this homologate crimes that are now scattered in 32 different state codes, such as femicides.
The prosecutor said the current system has not worked, that there are many different judges and a revolving door.
For his part, the president of the Jucopo of the Senate, Ricardo Monreal, said that these proposals are a «reform of great depth», with changes to 14 articles of the constitution, so they will act with all responsibility and seriousness in the dictation.
Monreal promised a comprehensive analysis once the proposals were formed and spoke of the possibility of discussing them in open parliament, with the participation of the government, specialists and organizations.
At the end of the meeting, the prosecutor left the compound without answering questions to the press.
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