translated from Spanish: Coparmex is concerned about faculty and UIF in order to freeze accounts

Mexico City.- The Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) is concerned that the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) may unilaterally block bank accounts when it has sufficient indications that these are persons or acts related to crimes, and therefore demanded certainty and objectivity in the criteria that will cause the inclusion in the list. Through a statement the Coparmex criticises the initiative of Senator Ricardo Monreal Avila by indicating that, while the reform provides for respect for the procedural rights of the person who are included in the list of blocked persons, as well as his guarantee of hearing, he is indistinguishable the type of act or investigation that motivates the blockade by which he assured «could lead to discretionary acts of the authority».
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In this regard, I add that such a reform could infringe individual guarantees, in addition to being in contrasperating the principles of legal certainty of individuals.
In the face of possible violations, Coparme demanded certainty and objectivity of the criteria that would lead to the inclusion in the list of blocked persons, otherwise assured that discretionary, hidden or diffuse activities would be incurred.



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