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Draft revision of the Haitian Penal Code

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Draft revision of the Haitian Penal Code

Here is a pictured of the Draft revision of the Haitian Penal Code as President Michel Martelly is holding it.

The National Palace was the scene of the presentation of a new draft of the penal code that has not undergone significant changes in 180 years. President Me Exume of the Presidential Commission for the Reform of Justice did the major work on it.

President Martelly received the draft in the presence of Prime Minister Paul as well as other government officials. Martelly emphasized the historic, sociological, and political significance of the modernized penal code. The new Parliament in 2016 will officially adopt it.

Tags: Crime, Justice, prison, Haitian Penal Code, Penal Code

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