AN hurries laws to improve the country's justice system

Diosdado Cabello

The deputy of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela and head of the Homeland bloc, Diosdado Cabello, presented a balance of the work carried out so far by the Presidential Commission for the Judicial Revolution, a body requested by the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, to the sanitation of the Venezuelan judicial system and the situation of the prison population.

In this sense, the parliamentarian who also chairs this Commission, asked for the speed of a set of laws to speed up the respect of Human Rights as far as the justice system is concerned.

He said that one of the laws that must be reformed is the Organic Code of Criminal Procedure and the Organic Penitentiary Code and asked for speed to review a package of laws that have been proposed to promote the transparency of the justice system. At the same time, he requested that a mixed commission for immediate work be installed to take charge of these laws.

He recognized the effort that many colleagues have made throughout the country within this parliamentary commission that has visited 394 preventive detention centers and treated 27.963 defendants. "None of these centers are 5-star hotels, with all the problems there, with all the shortcomings," said the deputy.

The laws proposed by the deputy for approval are the Organic Law of Habeas Corpus, the Law of protection and personal security, the Organic Law of Reform of the Organic Code of Military Justice, the reform of the Law of the Investigation Police Statute, the Law for the protection of witnesses, victims and other procedural subjects and the Law of transparency, to guarantee ethics in public management at all levels.

Attention to the prison population

Deputy Diosdado Cabello, highlighted the growth that the application of justice has had during the years of the Bolivarian Revolution, but acknowledged that there is still much to do.

“This work has been done, 16.064 precautionary measures that have to do with different benefits have been reviewed with the judiciary. There has been a profound transformation of these (detention) centers, ”he reported.

He said that today's justice system can be compared to that of the Fourth Republic, when "the judicial tribes that received orders from law firms reigned."

“What progress has been made in these 20 years has been a lot in terms of respect for human rights. It is not to claim victory, because if there is something that has a revolution, it is to go around correcting the problems that arise, "he acknowledged.

He announced that the intention of promoting this set of laws is to "get to the bone in the Venezuelan judiciary."

The plenary in plenary session approved in first discussion the impulse to all these laws and the conformation of a mixed commission to be in charge of this task.



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