Reforming The Code Of Criminal Procedure

Original Language Title: REFÓRMASE EL CÓDIGO PROCESAL PENAL

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY-REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR

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DECREE N ° 1001

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That by Legislative Decree No. 733 dated October 22, 2008, published in Official Journal No. 20, Volume 382, dated January 30, 2009; issued

the Criminal Procedure Code, which needs to be harmonized before the adoption of the "Comprehensive Special Law for a Free Life of Violence for Women" and the " Law of Equality, Equity and Eradication of Discrimination Against Women. "

II.-That by Legislative Decree No. 520, dated November 25, 2010, published in Official Journal No. 2, Volume 390, of January 4, 2011, is

issued the "Comprehensive Special Law for a Free Life of Violence for Women".

III.-That by Legislative Decree No. 645, dated March 17, 2011, published in Official Journal No. 70, Volume No. 391 of 8 April 2011, the " Law of Equality, Equity and Eradication of Discrimination Against Women. "

IV.-That in the spirit of achieving the Penal Code, it should be applied as an integrated instrument, with the legislation approved in favor of the Human Rights of women, without excluding each other.

V.-That for the reasons This is necessary to include the integrality in the Penal Code, approved by Legislative Decree No. 733, dated 22 of

October 2008, published in the Official Journal No. 20, Tomo 382, dated January 30, 2009 with the the "Comprehensive Special Law for a Free Life of Violence for Women" and the " Law of Equality, Equity and Eradication

of Discrimination Against Women. "

BY TANTO,

in use of its Constitutional powers and on the initiative of the Diputados and Deputies: Ana Vilma Albáñez de Escobar, Emma Julia Fabian Hernández, Sandra Marlene Salgado, Norma Fidelia Guevara of

Ramírios, Guillermo Francisco Mata Bennett, Dina Yamileth Argueta Avelar, Marta Lorena Araujo, Bertha Mercedes Avilés de Rodríguez, Lucia del Carmen Ayala de Leon, Ana Lucia Baires de Martínez, Blanca Estela Barahona de Reyes, Marta Evelyn Batres Araujo, Silvia Alejandrina Castro Figueroa, Carmen Elena Calderón

Sol de Escalón, Richard Geston Claros Reyes, Norma Cristina Cornejo Amaya, Nidia Diaz, Nery Arely Diaz de Rivera, Carmen Elena Figueroa Rodriguez, Julio Cesar Fabian Perez, Coralia Patricia Guerra Andreu, Iris Marisol Guerra Henriquez, Estela Yanet Hernandez Rodriguez, Heidy Carolina Mira Saravia, Yeymi

Elizabett Munoz Moran, Audelia Guadalupe Lopez De Kleutgens, Hortensia Margarita Lopez Quintana, Silvia Estela Ostorga de Escobar, Mariela Peña Pinto, and Sonia Margarita Rodriguez Siguenza.

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DECRETA the following:

CRIMINAL PROCEDURAL CODE REFORM

Art. 1.-Add an Article 16-A as follows:

" Integrality

Art. 16-A.-The interpretation of this Code must be carried out in a comprehensive manner and in harmony with the Comprehensive Special Law for a Free Life of Violence for Women, the Law of Equality, Equity and Eradication of Discrimination Against Women, and other principles contained in the Conventions,

International Treaties and existing legislation. "

Art. 2. This Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the Official Journal

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GIVEN IN THE BLUE HALL OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, at the twenty-eight days of the

month of April two thousand fifteen.

OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.

ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDEZ SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT.

JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, LORENA GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA,

THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT.

CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS,

FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.

GUILLERMO FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MANUEL VICENTE MENJÍVAR ESQUIVEL,

FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.

SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA,

THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.

IRMA LOURDES PALACIOS VÁSQUEZ, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGULO MILLA,

FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.

FRANCISCO JOSÉ ZABLAH SAFIE, JOSÉ SERAFIN ORANTES RODRÍGUEZ,

SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.

PRESIDENTIAL HOUSE: San Salvador, four days in May of the year two thousand fifteen.

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PUBESQUIESE,

Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of the Republic.

Benito Antonio Lara Fernández, Minister of Justice and Public Security.

D. O. No. 79 Took No. 407

Date: May 5, 2015

JQ/geg 1-06-2015

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