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1 Decree N ° 1001 the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR, considering: I.-that by Legislative Decree No. 733 of date October 22, 2008, published in the Official Journal No. 20, vol. 382, dated 30 January 2009; issued the code of criminal procedure, requiring to be harmonized before the adoption of the "law special Integral for a life free of violence for women" and the "law of equality, equity and eradication of discrimination against women".
II.-that by Legislative Decree No. 520 of date November 25, 2010, published in the official newspaper Nº 2, volume no. 390, on January 4, 2011, issued the "law special Integral for a life free of violence for women".
III.-that by Legislative Decree No. 645 of date March 17, 2011, published in the Official Journal No. 70, volume no. 391 of April 8, 2011, issued the "law of equality, equity and eradication of discrimination against women".
IV.-that the spirit of the code of criminal procedure, be applied as an instrument integrated with legislation approved in favour of the human rights of women, without excluding some of the other.
V that for the above reasons, it is necessary to include the integrity in the criminal procedure code, approved through Decree legislative No. 733, of date October 22, 2008, published in the official newspaper Nº 20, vol. 382, dated 30 January 2009 with the "law special Integral for a life free of violence for women" and the "law of equality Equity and eradication of discrimination against women".
Therefore, use of his constitutional powers and at the initiative of the deputies and members: Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, Emma Julia Fabián Hernández, Sandra Marlene Salgado, Norma Fidelia Guevara de Ramirios, Guillermo Francisco Mata Bennett, Dina Yamileth Argueta Avelar, Marta Lorena Araujo, Bertha Mercedes Avilés de Rodríguez, Lucía de el Carmen Ayala de León, Ana Lucía Baires de Martínez, Blanca Estela Reyes Barahona , Marta Evelyn Batres Araujo, Silvia Alejandrina Castro Figueroa, Carmen Elena Calderón Sol step, Richard management clear Reyes, Norma Cristina Cornejo Amaya, Nidia Diaz, Nery Arely Diaz de Rivera, Carmen Elena Figueroa Rodriguez, Julio César Fabian Perez, Coralia Patricia war Andreu, Iris Marisol war Henriquez, Estela Yanet Hernandez Rodriguez, Heidy Carolina Mira Saravia, Yeymi Elizabett Muñoz Morán, Audelia Guadalupe Lopez De Kleutgens , Hortensia Margarita Lopez Quintana, Silvia Estela Ostorga de Escobar, Mariela Pena Pinto and Sonia Margarita Rodriguez Sigüenza.
2 DECREES the following: reform to code procedural PENAL Art. 1.-Add an article 16-A in the following manner: "integrality Art. 16-A-the interpretation of this code must be carried out in a comprehensive way and in harmony with the special law for a life free of violence for women, the law of equality, equity and eradication of discrimination against women ", and other principles contained in the conventions, treaties and legislation."
Article 2.-this Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the official journal.
GIVEN in the blue room of the Legislative Palace: San Salvador, twenty-eight days of the month of April of two thousand fifteen.
OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.
ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDEZ SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
JOSE FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, LORRAINE GUADALUPE PENA MENDOZA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT.
CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.
WILLIAM FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MANUEL VICENTE MENJIVAR ESQUIVEL, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.
SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.
IRMA PALACIOS LOURDES VASQUEZ, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGLE MILE, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.
FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, JOSE SERAFIN RODRIGUEZ ORANTES, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Presidential House: San Salvador, to the four days of the month of may of the year two thousand and fifteen.
3 published, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic.
Benito Antonio Lara Fernandez, Minister of Justice and public security.
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