The reform of the “Ley de vagos y maleantes” (“Vagrancy Act”) declared homosexuality illegal, equating it with procuring. The text of the law declares. This is a list of notable events in the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) The reform of the “Ley de vagos y maleantes” ( “Vagrancy Act”) declared homosexuality illegal, equating it with procuring. The text of the. The present Ley sobre Vagos y Maleantes, Law of Vagrants and Crooks, which dates from , permits the administrative detention for up to.
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He was reportedly beaten and kicked by the police. Criminal procedure shall be public, except in so far as may be necessary to protect the interests of justice. Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person. Some authorities and other individuals maintain that vayos is difficult to relinquish the use of the law of Vagrants and Crooks as a method of crime prevention.
Some gay activists deplore the fact that, even today, reparations have not been made. Retrieved 11 February This movement, along with growth of the gay rights movement in the rest of Europe and the Western world was a large factor in making Spain today one of Europe’s most socially tolerant people. If the accused is found “guilty” under the Law of Vagrants and Crooks, he has 24 hours to appeal the sentence before the state governor, a period admittedly insufficient to prepare an appeal.
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Moreover, the organization remains concerned about several aspects of the LPSC which have been transferred virtually unchanged from the Law of Vagrants and Crooks. The attorney’s report is then received by the governor, who must confirm, modify or revoke the sentence within another three days. This page was last edited on 5 Novemberat This is a list of notable events in the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights that took place in Spain.
Leu law was repealed in His sentence was later increased to 30 months’ imprisonment by the Ministry of Justice.
Anyone who is arrested shall be informed, at the malexntes of the arrest, of he reasons for his arrest and shall be promptly informed of any charges against him. And although the authority of the Holy Scripturesand the censure of earthly laws, alike, prohibit offences of this kind, it is nevertheless necessary to condemn them by a new decree; lest if timely correction be deferred, still greater vices may arise.
He was taken to a police station where he remained for five days and was then sentenced to a year’s imprisonment under the Law of Vagrants and Crooks. Amnesty International considers that the inclusion of articles 14 and 15 in the new LPSC preserves, in fact, one of the most disturbing features of the present Law of Vagrants and Crooks.
The guards reportedly started beating him near other prisoners, but he managed to break away and ran towards the director’s office, crying for help.
The Law of Vagrants and Crooks: Suppressing Dissent and Punishing the Poor
Although the Law of Vagrants and Crooks, is widely used in many states to hold people belonging primarily to the poorest sectors of society, it has also been used to detain political activists.
It malfantes the duty of the Venezuelan Government, however difficult, to endeavour to fulfil those responsibilities within the framework of normal police, judicial and penal procedures and without undermining the fundamental rights of any sector of the population. Malleantes Commission should include members of both governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as human rights groups, popular sectors, academics, lawyers and the Church.
Retrieved 20 January Amnesty International urges the Venezuelan authorities g repeal the Ley sobre Vagos y Maleantes, Law of Vagrants and Crooks; to charge all detainees held under the present Law of Vagrants and Crooks with recognizable criminal offenses and to bring them before a court of law, or to release them; and to constitute an independent legal Commission to look at the compatibility, or otherwise, of the present Law of Vagrants and Crooks and the proposed LPSC with national and international law.
This principle shall not limit the orders of a competent judicial authority issued for non-fulfilment of duties of support. While reports indicated that the malaentes of torture against people detained under the Law of Vagrants and Crooks had diminished, some inmates complained about continuing ill-treatment.
In Catia he was reportedly ill-treated by the prison guards. Escovar Salom in May While not overcrowded, the sewage system was blocked; adequate medical care was lacking; the water was undrinkable; the food was obviously insufficient; and the prison buildings were derelict.
A guard shot him repeatedly on the back. In the determination of any criminal charge against him, everyone shall be entitled to the following minimum guarantees, in full equality:.
If applied repeatedly on the basis of the same police record, there is nothing in law that can stop a virtual life sentence on the individual. In theory, it should dr house inmates under the Law of Vagrants and Crooks, although in practice, prisoners from CAR El Dorado are transferred to the Casa Amarilla as a means of punishment.
The text of the law declares that the measures in it “are not proper punishments, but mere security measures, set with a doubly preventive end, with the purpose of collective guarantee and the aspiration of correcting those subjects fallen to the lowest levels of morality.
Retrieved 11 February Amnesty International believes, however, that practices that compromise fundamental civil rights and contravene the international human rights obligations of Venezuela cannot be accepted as legitimate law enforcement or crime prevention measures.