Cuban deputies analyze new version of the Family Code

Cuban deputies analyze new version of the Family Code
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6 July 2022
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Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Deputies to the National Assembly of People's Power of Cuba (Parliament) analyzed version 25 of the draft Family Code, with a view to the next session of the legislative body and popular referendum.

From the National Capitol, seat of the Assembly, and through videoconference with parliamentarians from the rest of the country, those present shared criteria on the text that advocates greater inclusion in society.

The vice president of Parliament, Ana María Mari Machado, stressed the need to study, deepen and argue the content of the new project, as part of the process of legislating with the people.

“The family ethic is recomposed, from a cultural change, which does not discriminate against any person or family,” she wrote on her official Twitter account.

The activity was attended by members of the drafting group of the regulations, the Minister of Justice, Oscar Silvera Martínez, and the president of the permanent work commission of Constitutional and Legal Affairs in the Assembly, José Luis Toledo Santander, who clarified doubts about the changes in the document compared to previous versions.

According to Silvera, 15 thousand legal professionals participated in the elaboration of the text and 49.15 percent of the articles were modified.

The members of the drafting committee of the project worked on the study and analysis of the criteria collected during the popular consultation, carried out throughout the country from February 1 to April 30, and in which more than six million people participated. citizens.

The legal document will be submitted to the scrutiny of the deputies in the ninth regular session of the National Assembly, scheduled for the 21st of this month at the Havana Convention Center.

The Code project, which incorporates novelties on parental responsibility, marriage, adoption, combating gender-based violence and care for the elderly, will go to a popular referendum next September.

If the proposal is approved, it will replace the current regulations dating from 1976 and will continue the rights contained in the 2019 Constitution and international treaties to which Havana is a party.


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