Law On The National Registry Of Persons Lost Or Missing Data

Original Language Title: Ley del Registro Nacional de Datos de Personas Extraviadas o Desaparecidas

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Missing Or Missing Persons Data National Register Act.

On the sidelines a seal with the National Shield, which reads: United Mexican States.-Presidency of the Republic.

FELIPE DE JESUS CALDERÓN HINOJOSA, President of the United Mexican States, to its inhabitants known:

That the Honorable Congress of the Union, has served to address the following




UNICO ARTICLE.- The Law of the National Data Registry of Exposed or Missing Persons is issued:




Article 1. The purpose of this Law is to establish and regulate the operation, operation and administration of the National Register of Data of Exposed or Missing Persons. Its provisions are of public order and of general observance throughout the national territory.

Article 2. The National Registry of Data of Exposed or Missing Persons is an instrument of information of the National System of Public Security, which aims to organize and to concentrate the information in an electronic database, on lost or missing persons; as well as those who are in care, shelter, detention or hospitalization facilities and of which their data on affiliation, identification and domicile are unknown, with the object of provide support in investigations for your search, location or location of your family and place of residence.

The application of this Law and the coordination of this Law will be done with absolute respect for the constitutional powers that the authorities of the Federation and the Federative Entities have.

Article 3. For the purposes of this Law:

I. National Registry. To the National Register of Missing or Missing Persons Data;

II. Executive Secretariat. To the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System;

III. Extravered Person. The person who, by circumstances beyond his or her will, does not know or does not remember his or her affiliation, identity and address data, and

IV. Missing Person. Any person who, on the basis of reliable information from relatives, persons close to or linked to it, has given her for missing in accordance with domestic law, which may be related to an international armed conflict or not international, a situation of domestic violence or disturbances, a natural disaster or any situation that may require the intervention of a competent public authority.

Article 4. The application of the Law is for the Federal Executive through the Executive Secretariat, which will have the following powers:

I. Agreed with the Federative Entities on the rules to be applied to the supply, exchange and systematization of the information of the Registry and, in general, on its operation, operation and administration;

II. Design, implement, and update the National Registry through an electronic page hosted in its virtual domain;

III. Design and encourage the operation of a call system that addresses requests for registration or information about missing and missing persons;

IV. Integrate into the National Register the information of missing or missing persons from the following classification:

a) Sex;

b) Age;

c) Nationality;

d) Locality, municipality, federative entity where the missing or missing originated;

e) Ethnic origin;

f) If this is people with a disability, and

g) Other, which for the relevance of which it is necessary to identify;

V. Operate, regulate, and maintain the Registry, as well as ensure its smooth operation and exchange of information between the various government orders;

VI. Integrate the information provided to you by the federal authorities in the Registry, as well as the information provided by the Federative Entities regarding their vehicle rolls;

VII. Validate the information to be incorporated in the Registry, according to the computer systems and procedures to be established for that purpose;

VIII. Perform, in coordination with the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, cooperation activities with other countries, for the exchange of information related to the Registry, and

IX. The others that have this Act.

The Executive Secretariat will have the National Information Center for the physical integration of the National Registry based on what is established for its operation in the General Law of the System National Public Safety and the relevant Regulation.

Article 5. Missing or missing persons and their family members may not be discriminated against because of their ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disabilities, social status, health conditions, religion, opinions, sexual preferences, civil status or any other that is against human dignity and is intended to annul or undermine the rights and freedoms of persons.

The National Registry will establish a consultation section accessible to the general public and will have mailbox spaces to receive information provided by the general public, regarding missing or missing persons.


Chapter I

From The Registry

Article 6. Any administrative or judicial authority that has knowledge of a missing person or who receives a complaint about the disappearance of a person must communicate it in a manner immediate to the National Register, in the form established by the Regulation of this Law.

Article 7. Communications sent to the National Registry must be noted:

I. The full name of the missing, missing or found person, age, domicile, provenance, particular signs, and other data that permit identification;

II. Date, time, and place where you were last seen or located;

III. Photograph with a maximum age of six months or in its defect, detailed description of the physical traits at the time it disappeared or photograph when it was found;

IV. Data from the administrative or judicial authority that communicates the complaint or the location report, as well as the case number or prior inquiry as appropriate, and

V. The obligated authorities shall report any other circumstances that may contribute to the extension of the information of the National Register, including persons located without life.

Article 8. The National Register will operate 24 hours, three hundred and sixty-five days of the year and can be consulted by telephone or through the electronic page that for the purpose is designed, to request information regarding the the procedure to be followed for the search for a missing or missing person and the manner in which they are to be reinstated to their household.

The National Registry shall be fed by competent authorities on the terms that the Regulations of this Law establish.

At the time when the authority has knowledge of the whereabouts of a missing or missing person, all data in this case must be deleted from the Register, after notification to the complainants and verification by these of their location, keeping the authority the information that has statistical utility.

Article 9. The competent authority may, subject to the authorisation of the complainants, require the collaboration of the media to transmit the description of the missing or missing person and, if any, the description of the person or the person concerned. people who are blamed for the disappearance; in the same way, support from mobile phone companies can be requested to spread cases through text messages.

Article 10. The Executive Secretariat shall submit an annual report to the National Public Security Council and send a copy to the Congress of the Union containing the statistics to be recorded by the Registry. The information contained in the report will be public.

Article 11. The regulations of this Law shall establish the guidelines and requirements for access to existing information in the National Register, in such a way as to ensure the confidentiality of the data and access to it.

Chapter II

Of Sanctions and Infractions

Article 12. They will be the cause of infringement by the officials mentioned in this Law, as well as those who have access to the National Register:

I. Make misuse of the constances, documents, and other means of identification, related to the data record;

II. Alter, omit, simulate, or permit records or notices in an illicit manner, record false data, provide false information, or provide information to users or third parties who are not entitled, access without authorisation to the information in the Register or not to report any irregularity having the obligation to do so;

III. Make use of the information, documents, or proof of the National Registry, to gain undue profit, directly or by person, and

IV. In the case of officials responsible for the investigation of claims of disappearance of persons or who have knowledge of a missing person, who do not carry out the consultation corresponding to the National Register.

Article 13. The penalties mentioned in the previous article, will be punished with fine:

I. From 2,000 to 4,000 minimum wages, as expected in fraction I;

II. From 10,000 to 15,000 minimum wages, to the one indicated in fraction II;

III. Two to three times the undue profit obtained for the amount in fraction III, and

IV. From 10 to 100 days of minimum wages, as provided for in fraction IV.

For the purposes of this Article, the minimum wage, the general daily minimum wage in force in the Federal District at the time of the infringement shall be understood.

Article 14. Penalties for violations of this Law and provisions derived therefrom shall be imposed on the basis of:

I. The minutes raised by the authority;

II. The inquiries made by your own staff or attached to the Executive Secretariat;

III. The checked data that the missing or missing persons or their legitimate representatives provide, or

IV. Any other element or circumstance that provides elements of conviction to apply the corresponding sanction.


Article First-This Law shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation.

Article Second.-The competent authorities shall issue the laws, regulations and other provisions to instrument throughout the country as set out in this Law, within a period not exceeding six months, from the date of publication referred to in the previous article.

Article Third.-The Executive Secretariat must take the necessary steps to migrate information from all databases and official records containing information related to lost or missing persons to the National Information Center of the National Public Security System.

Article Fourth.-For the purposes of this Decree, the human, material and financial resources with which the Executive Secretariat has been granted shall be used for the entry into force of this Decree. no additional resources shall be required for the creation and operation of this Register.

Mexico, D.F., as of March 6, 2012.-Dip. Guadalupe Acosta Naranjo, President.-Sen. José González Morfin, President.-Dip. Guadalupe Pérez Domínguez, Secretary.-Sen. Arturo Herviz Reyes, Secretary.-Rubicas."

In compliance with the provisions of Article 89 (I) of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, and for its due publication and observance, I request this Decree in the Residence of the Federal Executive Branch, in Mexico City, Federal District, at sixteen April of two thousand twelve.- Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa.-Rubrias.-The Secretary of the Interior, Alejandro Alfonso Poire Romero.-Heading.