Law enacted in Mexico for crime victims
01/09/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Mexico City, Mexico – A new law designed to help crime victims has been enacted in Mexico. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Mexican President Enrique Pena enacted the law Wednesday that mandates that local and federal authorities provide compensation to crime victims, which covers costs for health and psychiatric care.
The law also reportedly calls for a relief fund and national registry of crime victims to be created.
Pena is quoted by the AP as stating of the law, “With this law, the Mexican state hopes to give hope and to comfort the victims and their families… There are thousands of people who, unfortunately, have lost a loved one.”
Javier Hernandez Valencia, the representative in Mexico of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, is further stating of the new law, “It is a necessary step, meaningful and of full legitimacy, and it’s on the path to give Mexicans a state policy and effective mechanisms to ensure their rights when faced with excruciating pain and precarious situation.”
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