Mexican Congress Issues Secondary Anticorruption Regulations
Congress approved complementary laws to the National Anti-corruption System.
June 24th, 2016.
Dear clients and friends,
On May 27th, 2015 the constitutional reform for combating corruption was published. This reform created the National Anticorruption System (Sistema Nacional Anticorrupción) (SNA) as a coordinating body among the authorities of all the levels of government for the prevention, detection and sanctioning of corrupt acts. Within a year after the publication of the constitutional reform, the Mexican Congress was required to issue the secondary laws regulating the SNA.
On the 15th, 16th and 17th of June 2016, the Congress approved the complementary laws of the National Anticorruption System. The laws approved were sent to President Peña Nieto for his review. If President Peña Nieto does not have any observations, he will sign and publish the laws. Through this reform 3 new laws are created and 4 others are amended.
This reform implies a profound change in the Mexican public order. It establishes the coordination arrangements among all the levels of government in order to prevent, investigate and sanction corrupt acts; it establishes the obligation of private sector actors that contract with the government to present their assets declaration and conflict of interest declaration; it defines crimes related to acts of corruption and establishes a new Anticorruption Enforcement Agency which will be autonomous from the President of the Republic. This Anticorruption Enforcement Agency will investigate crimes related to acts of corruption.
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