Family Code, a necessary path in current times

Meeting with members of the drafting Commission of this legal norm. Photo: Revolution Studios.

“Intense work has been done throughout the popular consultation process of the Family Code project, in the midst of the complications that the country is facing,” said the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and President of the Republic on Tuesday. , Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, during the meeting he held with members of the Drafting Commission of this legal norm, attached to the reality of Cuba and adjusted to its Constitution.

In the meeting —where the members of the Political Bureau participated Salvador Valdés Mesa, Vice President of the Republic; and Roberto Morales Ojeda, Secretary of Organization of the Central Committee, together with members of its Secretariat— Alina Balseiro Gutiérrez, president of the National Electoral Council, stressed that the extensive process of consultation of the text throughout the country concluded with the participation of more than 6,480,000 people and more than 79,000 meetings were held.

Among the topics that generated the greatest number of proposals, he highlighted those referring to “marriage, parental responsibility, adoption, solidary gestation, progressive autonomy, order of surnames, discrimination and violence in the family sphere, as well as assisted affiliation”.

According to Roberto Morales Ojeda, Secretary of Organization of the Central Committee, the popular consultation process concluded favorably, but there is still a way to go, in the creation of a Code that he defined as “modern, inclusive, that eliminates inequalities.”

In this sense, the Minister of Justice, Oscar Silvera Martínez, explained the schedule prior to the presentation of the Family Code before the National Assembly of People’s Power.

In statements offered to the team of journalists of the Presidency, he explained that, On May 15, the National Electoral Council will deliver to the National Assembly of People’s Power the conclusive result of the popular consultation held in the country.: all the statistical data, paragraph by paragraph, article by article…

The Commission drafting the text —which was approved last year by the Council of State— will receive this information and will work intensely on the study of all these criteria.

The Family Code project is an expression of the defense of human rights. Photo: Revolution Studios.The drafting of this transcendental document in the nation’s history is a work of consensus and meticulous study. Silvera Martínez pointed out that this team will be responsible for making decisions in relation to the transformations and modifications generated from the opinions of the people.

The project will once again be submitted for evaluation by the highest legislative body. “We have estimated that by June 17 we will deliver the new version of the project to the National Assembly of People’s Power”he pointed out.

The head of Justice reminded journalists that this body has, by constitutional and legal mandate, its own laws of organization and operation. “This project will be made public by Parliament, it will establish, as is customary, a system of debate among deputies, and when these internal procedures are concluded, it will be in a position to take it, with the transformations and changes that our parliamentarians decide sovereignly, to its approval in a session plenary”.

“That version approved by the Assembly -he stressed- will be the one that is submitted, by its own mandate and by the instructions of the Constitution of the Republic, to a popular referendum for its approval by our people.”

Oscar Silvera Martínez reflected on the learning that this whole process has represented, and on how much “there is still to explain to the population”.
“This is a transcendent text, which reinforces rights, which fulfills and expands rights, and this is consubstantial to our revolutionary and socialist essence as a Cuban society,” he asserted.

In this sense, the Minister of Justice also told the press: “The Code must become a kind of resume, to which people assiduously resort to looking for its best variants to channel their family environment; After we have the Code, we must continue to talk a lot about this text to continue strengthening unity, love, affection, the fraternity of Cuban men and women, respecting everyone”.

In the meeting held at the headquarters of the Central Committee with the highest leadership of the country, the Doctor of Sciences Yuri Pérez Martínez, Full Professor of the University of Havana, meant the legitimacy of the referendum, as a democratic exerciseand affirmed that “this project of the Family Code is an expression of the defense of human rights”.

A representation of the organizations and institutions that are part of the drafting Commission of this important legal norm participated in the fruitful exchange.which is built with the opinion of a country.

In current times, having such an advanced Family Code project, an expression of the guarantee of all human rights, is a necessary battleas the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, described it this Tuesday.

T he meeting held at the headquarters of the Central Committee signified the legitimacy of the popular consultation. Photo: Revolution Studios.

The project will again be submitted to the assessment of the highest legislative body. Photo: Revolution Studios.

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