Cuban Parliament Approves Military Penal Code

Edited by Catherin López
2023-07-20 12:37:10


Cuban Parliament approves Military Penal Code. Photo: PL


Havana, July 20 (RHC) Cuban National Assembly of People's Power (parliament) today approved the Military Penal Code during the First Ordinary Session of its 10th Legislature.

The style commission that will make the pertinent arrangements was also approved and the norm will enter into force 90 days after its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cuba.

The president of the People's Supreme Court of the Caribbean nation, Rubén Remigio, explained that the code, in addition to complying with the constitutional postulates, guarantees the safeguarding of the State's armed institutions.

He also emphasized that the regulation contributes to the establishment of order and military discipline, the combative capacity, and the confrontation of transgressive conduct.

He stressed that it is the result of a collective construction, based on a working group that met in November 2021, composed of the University of Havana, the Military University of Legal Sciences, the Ministries of the Armed Forces, the Interior and Justice, as well as the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic, the Military Prosecutor's Office, among other relevant institutions.

He also noted that the project was consulted with the deputies of the Cuban Legislative for their opinions, which allowed the text to have a more inclusive and precise language.

Remigio added that the code maintains the protection of the single command and reformulates, decriminalizes, and adds new types of crimes such as harassment. The law is also in line with the international legal instruments to which the island is a party and with the Constitution of the Republic. Likewise, it establishes a system of coherent sanctions in terms of establishing the essential assumptions that allow the adequate application of alternative sanctions to harmonize with the sanctioning scales foreseen in the Penal Code. (Source: PL)


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