this Monday, The government formalized the creation of a unit for the analysis and prevention of environmental crimes Through the Ministry of Security. It will work within the framework of the Undersecretariat for Criminal Investigation and Judicial Cooperation of the Secretariat for Security and Criminal Policy.
This decision was informed through official bulletin On Resolution 19/2023 Posted on this Monday, January 16th. The regulation explained that its objective would be “To assist in the detection and prevention of various manifestations of environmental crimes that occur within national territory, regardless of whether they affect flora, fauna, soil, air, water and/or marine spaces under national jurisdiction”.
this new field Collect and organize information on this type of crimeeither from open sources or from the federal police and security forces, in order to Develop indicators and generate reports to work on environmental crime assessment board,
will be in charge of preparing the unit Situation map that defines and identifies “hot zones”Thus separating crimes by region for the purpose of proposing measures to prevent them.
The new entity will also undertake the following in its list of businesses Coordinating the exchange of information between the competent regions in environmental matters In order of the federal police and security forces generate early warning indicators With respect to the commission of environmental crimes.
Secretary of Security and Criminal Policy shall be the body which shall appoint the head of this new division which shall be in charge of the Environmental Offenses Assessment Board, which shall be “All personnel of state, national or provincial institutions and/or competent civil society organizations In the case whose invitation is established according to the problem settled”.
The members making up the said panel will have representatives from the National Criminal Investigation Directorate, the Federal Criminal Investigation Directorate, the National Criminal Intelligence Directorate and the federal forces with special fields in environmental matters.
In this sense, each force must be designated two representatives to join the table. One shall be the Holder, and his rank shall not be less than that of the Chief Officer or its equivalent, and the other shall be the Substitute, whose rank may be lower.
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“Members of MESA shall act without prejudice to the functions of their respective offices, and His appointment will not mean better performance nor will it involve any budgetary outlay.“, it was explained in the resolution which ensures that” the importance of the problem compels us to address it comprehensively and jointly.
In turn, it was argued: “Environmental crimes affecting the conservation, protection and recovery of environmental resources and biological diversity Causing damage that negatively modifies the environment, its resources, the balance of ecosystems, or collective goods or values, thereby impairing the quality of life of present and future generations.
“It is necessary to have a common place for addressing criminal issues, which aims to Outline safeguard policies that aim to create mechanisms to prevent and combat environmental crimes“, ended the post.
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