Sunday, February 5

The majority of the investiture gives a boost to the repeal of the ‘gag law’ in Congress


The groups that support the Government, PSOE and United We Can, and their main parliamentary partners have given an important boost this Wednesday to the new Law for the Protection of Citizen Security with which they intend to repeal the current one, approved when the PP governed with a majority absolute, and which is popularly known as the ‘gag law’.

United We Can and PSOE take the first steps to resume the repeal of the gag law

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In the first meeting of the committee in charge of drafting the opinion that will be submitted to a plenary vote in the coming months, the first 19 articles of the new regulations have been addressed. As elDiario.es has learned from parliamentary sources, all the amendments to these precepts of the first draft of the Government agreed by PSOE and United We Can last November have been approved, which have had the support of partners such as PNV, ERC or EH Bildu and in some cases also Citizens.

Although the most controversial aspects of the text –such as the hot returns of immigrants or the assumption of the veracity of the police testimonies– will be addressed at the next meeting, scheduled for February 15, the paper has agreed modifications to the object of the law, to the purposes and guiding principles establishing the elimination of violence in public spaces and the guarantee of coexistence as the object of the law, introducing greater guarantees of rights and freedoms of citizenship, according to United sources explained We can.

These same sources explain that among the guiding principles of the standard, one of accessibility has also been included to guarantee that people with disabilities can fully enjoy their rights in everything related to citizen security.

Maximum of two hours in the police station

In the presentation, some of the partners’ requests have seen the green light, such as guaranteeing the incorporation of the different co-official languages ​​into the National Identity Document and the passport. Or the establishment of mechanisms that take into account the economic capacity of citizens when requesting these identity documents.

The sources consulted add that aspects related to the entry into homes and buildings of official organizations by the Security Forces and Bodies have also been regulated in a “more guaranteed” manner in the face of the risk to people or animals in cases of catastrophes, calamities, imminent ruin and any other assumption included in the civil protection legislation.

Likewise, it has been agreed by “a very large majority of the presentation” the modification of the regulations on the identification of persons by the State Security Forces and Bodies. In this way, the proceedings at the police station in no case may exceed two hours except for exceptional causes duly justified, verified and communicated to the affected person.

The right of the person taken for identification to be returned to the place where they could not be identified from the police station has also been introduced when, for their identification, they had to be transferred to a different location than the one in which the identification was required. diligence practice.

The negotiations with the partners to give the green light to the new text continue for the new session of the paper on February 15 and are being led by the Secretary of State for the 2030 Agenda and deputy for United We Can, Enrique Santiago.



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