New Cuban Laws Would Reinforce Citizen Guarantees

HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban government is preparing new legislation that will make medium-term reforms to the criminal justice system, according to information released during the parliament session of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs on Monday.

The proposed changes “are designed from the perspective of strengthening the guarantees of citizens facing criminal proceedings and to maintain public peace as an irreplaceable condition,” said Cuban Deputy Attorney General Rafael Pino when speaking to the Prensa Latina.

The Criminal Code, the juvenile justice system, criminal legal procedures, the enforcement of sanctions, code violations and the police are on the agenda, said the vice president of the Supreme People’s Court, Oscar Manuel Silvera.

Common violations of the rights of citizens of the island by the authorities, arbitrary criminal proceedings and widespread corruption on the island could be impacted by the new laws being prepared.

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