Creel demands that the SCJN clarify the role of the Army in security

Creel demands that the SCJN clarify the role of the Army in security

The president of the Chamber of Deputies, PAN member Santiago Creel, filed an appeal before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) to urge the country’s highest court to give a legal interpretation on the participation of the Armed Forces in public security.

The PAN legislator announced that the appeal presented to the Supreme Court was a request for priority attention to 10 appeals on militarization processed before the Judiciary and that, until now, have not been discussed.

Among them are five actions of unconstitutionality, four constitutional controversies and an amparo in review on the work of the armed forces in security; the first of them, he said, was raised 40 months ago.

“To privilege the constitutional order and in attention to social interest and public order, I announce that in use of the power granted to me by article 94 of the Constitution and with full respect for the division of powers, I present to the Supreme Court a request for attention priority.

“We live in the country a serious situation of violence and insecurity that affects each and every Mexican, and that has caused great pain among thousands and thousands of families. It is urgent and necessary and in the public interest to have a constitutional and conventional interpretation of the country’s highest court on these delicate and relevant issues that are closely linked to the fight against violence and insecurity that prevails in the country,” Creel said.

The president of the Chamber of Deputies demanded an end to the legal uncertainty that exists, he considered, regarding the responsibilities of the forces of public order.

The resolutions adopted by the SCJN, he added, will be respected and complied with in all time.

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