12 States Approve the General Law for the Rights of Children and Adolescents
Pedro Montes de Oca - The News
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June 4, 2015

The General Law for the Rights of Children and Adolescents incorportes comments and suggestions from civil groups. (CUARTOSCURO/Diego Simón Sánchez)

The Interior Secretariat announced that 12 states have approved the General Law for the Rights of Children and Adolescents.

The project seeks to broaden cooperation and coordination between federal authorities, the Family Development Agency (DIF) and states for the protection and restoration of children’s and adolescent’s rights.

The bill was published Tuesday on the Federal Commission for Regulatory Reform (Cofemer) website.

...The 12 states are Aguascalientes, Baja California, Colima, Campeche, Coahuila, Durango, Hidalgo, State of Mexico, Michoacán, Nayarit, Quintana Roo and Yucatán. There are 16 states with a bill initiative under debate: Baja California Sur, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Morelos, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Sinaloa, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Zacatecas. The other four are already working on a bill.

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