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Laws and Legal Reforms against Corruption Are Approved

Laws and Legal Reforms against Corruption Are Approved

Derived from the historic constitutional reform which created the National Anticorruption System ("SNA") in May 2015, the Mexican Congress approved a group of laws that comprises the legal framework that will make effective the public strategies and policies for fighting corruption and impunity. The objective of these laws is to achieve full coordination of the efforts of the Federation, the States of the Federation, municipalities and the government of Mexico City, in order to prevent, investigate and punish administrative violations and corruption from public officers, companies and individuals.

For the operation of the SNA, the Legislative Power approved the following laws or amendments: the General Law on the National Anticorruption System (Ley General del Sistema Nacional Anticorrupción), the General Law on Administrative Accountability (Ley General de Responsabilidades Administrativas) and the Organic Law of the Federal Tribunal of the Administrative Justice (Ley Orgánica del Tribunal Federal de Justicia Administrativa). In addition, it approved the Law on Auditing and Accountability of the Federation (Ley de Fiscalización y Rendición de Cuentas de la Federación), and amendments to the Organic Law of the Public Administration (Ley Orgánica de la Administración Pública Federal) –on internal control of the Federal Executive Branch- Law for Tax Coordination (Ley de Coordinación Fiscal) and to the General Law for Governmental Accounting (Ley General de Contabilidad Gubernamental).

The purpose of this document is to describe in general terms the aspects that are considered to be the most relevant of the secondary laws and the other reforms approved recently by the Congress of the Union and which include the legal framework of fighting corruption in Mexico.

 

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