Mexico Senate Unanimously Approves Long-Awaited Child Protection Act
Victor Mayen - The News
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September 30, 2014
The Senate unanimously approved the Child Protection Act Monday (El Diario)
MEXICO CITY – This new legislation was passed with 100 votes in favor and guarantees 19 rights to minors. Among the rights guaranteed are: the right to the protection of health and social security, education, rest, recreation, freedom of thought and awareness, religion and culture.
It also guarantees minors with disabilities the right to privacy, legal security and due process of law.
To combat cyber-crimes, the law imposes preventative measures such as the suspension or blocking of certain online users that spread information and images that go against the best interest of the child.
National Action Party (PAN) Senator Martha Elena García Gómez, president of the Child Rights Commission, said that the law fills a need that Mexico has had for over 24 years.
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