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Viviana Veloz: report with reforms to the COIP was approved by the Commission unanimously

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Some of the reforms were debated in the previous legislative period, before the death of the Crusader. In the plenary session, 88 modifications to the COIP will be discussed.

Viviana Veloz (Citizen Revolution), first vice president of the National Assembly, said that the report with the reforms to the Comprehensive Organic Penal Code (COIP) that will be known today, February 15, 2024, in plenary session was approved unanimously in the Commission of Justice on February 9, 2024.

This legislative body is made up of five parliamentarians from the Citizen revolution (Fernando Cedeño, Viviana Veloz, Sixto Parra, José Agualsaca and Henry Bosques); two of the Christian Social Party (Roberto Cerda and Vicente Taiano); one of National Democratic Action (María Fernanda Araujo); one of Good people (Fernando Jaramillo), and a independent (Carlos Rodríguez).

In it interview space of a media outlet in GuayaquilVeloz described as a “fallacy” the Construye Movement’s claim that the reforms would lead to impunity to “exonerate former President Rafael Correa.”

He said that the extinction of the sentence in a criminal process is determined in the article 72 of the COIP and points out several causes: full compliance with the sentence, extinction of the crime, death of the person, pardon, review resource, which is protected by article 659 of the COIP, which determines that the procedure must be followed in the National Court of Justice (CNJ), prior to notification to the State Attorney General’s Office.

According to Veloz, this article of the COIP is not modified in the reform.

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What the legislator did point out is that in the article 658 of the COIP A cause was added that responds to international standards established in various rulings of the IACHR regarding the review of judicial processes and fraudulent res judicata.

Regarding the concern of the Prosecutor’s Office that the reforms to the COIP seek to force the Public Ministry to archive previous investigations whose crimes have not yet prescribed, and to provide information from previous investigations, Viviana Veloz affirmed that this is not a Citizen Revolution proposal. “These proposals were collected from the previous period and from previous legislators,” she said.

Some of the reforms to the COIP were debated in the previous legislative period, before the death of the Crusader. It includes 40 initiatives (39 from the previous period and 4 from the current period that were unified). (SC)

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