Published On: Fri, May 30th, 2014

President Peña Nieto and Governor Zapata Bello inaugurate New Oral Justice Center

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On Thursday May 29, 2014, President Enrique Peña Nieto and Governor Rolando Zapata Bello inaugurated the “Oral Justice Center of Merida” (Centro de Justicia Oral de Mérida, CJOM), the brand new 158 million pesos investment governmental facility, became the first building in all Mexico with the equipment and infrastructure official requirements for the exercise of the new Criminal Justice System.

After the unveiling of the plate commemorating the opening and accompanied by the Attorney General of the Republic, Jesús Murillo Karam; and Federal Tourism Secretary, Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas, the President and the Governor toured the CJOM, which in its first phase covers an area of ​​24 thousand 622 square meters on three levels.

This  facility has eight oral trial courts, along with working spaces for judges, prosecutors and defenders. It also has a 350 meters long tunnel that communicates the Oral Justice Center with the Social Reinsertion Center (Cereso) of Mérida, to transfer the detainees safely.

President and Governor unveiling the commemorative plate

President and Governor unveiling the commemorative plate

President Peña Nieto highlighted the progress in the implementation of the Criminal Justice System in the region, which will be in full function statewide, from the first minute of Tuesday June 3. This will make Yucatán the fourth Mexican State that will implement the new justice model in all of its municipalities.

President Enrique Peña Nieto and the Governor Rolando Zapata Bello

President Enrique Peña Nieto and the Governor Rolando Zapata Bello

Earlier in the “Yucatan Siglo XXI Convention Center”, the President declared open the “Plenary Assembly of the XXXI National Conference of Law Enforcement” (XXXI Asamblea Plenaria de la Conferencia Nacional de Procuración de Justicia), an event that brought together all of Mexico’s state and federal prosecutors, to address issues related to the implementation of the new “Oral Justice System”, among other subjects.

Source: http://a7.com.mx/

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