The council of the commune gave the green light to the measure promoted by the mayor Gustavo Alessandri that establishes a kind of “curfew” for children under 16 years of age between 00:00 and 05:00.

Monday November 21, 2022 12:08 p.m.

The Municipal Council of Zapallar approved the controversial ordinance proposed by the mayor of the commune, Gustavo Alessandri, to restrict the transit of children under 16 years of age between 00:00 and 05:00.

The measure was supported by five votes in favour, one against and one abstention, so all that remains is for the decree to be published so that its application can be supervised by municipal personnel.

Specifically, the proposal establishes that “the people in whose charge they are under 16 years of age must ensure that, in the event that they circulate or transit through the territory of the commune between 00:00 and 05:00, they do it safely, accompanied by a person of legal age who avoids their exposure to risky behaviors, such as the consumption of alcohol or drugs and other risky circumstances”.

In addition, it indicates that “the people in whose charge they are under 18 years of age but over 16 years of age must ensure that, in the event that they circulate or transit through the territory of the commune between 00:00 and 05:00 hours, are always in a position to make contact via telephone quickly and effectively, with them”.

A fine of 1 to 3 UTM is available; and from 3 to 5 UTM when the offender is a repeat offender, although the sanctions can be replaced by community work.

Patricia Muñoz, a defender of Children, referred harshly to the issue: “Regarding the freedom of movement and the rights enshrined in children and adolescents simply because they are persons, it is evident that a condition such as the one has been announced cannot proceed under our rule of law”.

As a result of this situation, the lawyer reported that she contacted “directly the mayor of said municipality to clearly determine the content of that ordinance that has been publicly announced and, accordingly, adopt the decisions that from the administrative point of view or judicial as an institution we must have to assume, in order to avoid a violation of constitutional guarantees and rights”.

For his part, Alessandri defended the determination and stated: “It is not a curfew. It is to protect the rights of the child who are being used on many occasions to commit crimes. It is a very bastard measure, but we have no other choice”.

Photo: Aton Agency.

The Municipal Council of Zapallar approved the controversial ordinance proposed by the mayor of the commune, Gustavo Alessandri, to restrict the transit of children under 16 years of age between 00:00 and 05:00.

The measure was supported by five votes in favour, one against and one abstention, so all that remains is for the decree to be published so that its application can be supervised by municipal staff.

Specifically, the proposal establishes that “the people in whose charge they are under 16 years of age must ensure that, in the event that they circulate or transit through the territory of the commune between 00:00 and 05:00, they do it safely, accompanied by a person of legal age who avoids their exposure to risky behaviors, such as the consumption of alcohol or drugs and other risky circumstances”.

In addition, it indicates that “the people in whose charge they are under 18 years of age but over 16 years of age must ensure that, in the event that they circulate or transit through the territory of the commune between 00:00 and 05:00 hours, are always in a position to make contact via telephone quickly and effectively, with them”.

A fine of 1 to 3 UTM is available; and from 3 to 5 UTM when the offender is a repeat offender, although the sanctions can be replaced by community work.

Patricia Muñoz, a defender of Children, referred harshly to the issue: “Regarding the freedom of movement and the rights enshrined in children and adolescents simply because they are persons, it is evident that a condition such as the one has been announced cannot proceed under our rule of law”.

As a result of this situation, the lawyer reported that she contacted “directly the mayor of said municipality to clearly determine the content of that ordinance that has been publicly announced and, accordingly, adopt the decisions that from the administrative point of view or judicial as an institution we must have to assume, in order to avoid a violation of constitutional guarantees and rights”.

For his part, Alessandri defended the determination and stated: “It is not a curfew. It is to protect the rights of the child who are being used on many occasions to commit crimes. It is a very bastard measure, but we have no other choice”.

Photo: Aton Agency.

The Municipal Council of Zapallar approved the controversial ordinance proposed by the mayor of the commune, Gustavo Alessandri, to restrict the transit of children under 16 years of age between 00:00 and 05:00.

The measure was supported by five votes in favour, one against and one abstention, so all that remains is for the decree to be published so that its application can be supervised by municipal staff.

Specifically, the proposal establishes that “the people in whose charge they are under 16 years of age must ensure that, in the event that they circulate or transit through the territory of the commune between 00:00 and 05:00, they do it safely, accompanied by a person of legal age who avoids their exposure to risky behaviors, such as the consumption of alcohol or drugs and other risky circumstances”.

In addition, it indicates that “the people in whose charge they are under 18 years of age but over 16 years of age must ensure that, in the event that they circulate or transit through the territory of the commune between 00:00 and 05:00 hours, are always in a position to make contact via telephone quickly and effectively, with them”.

A fine of 1 to 3 UTM is available; and from 3 to 5 UTM when the offender is a repeat offender, although the sanctions can be replaced by community work.

Patricia Muñoz, defender of Children, referred harshly to the issue: “Regarding the freedom of movement and the rights enshrined in children and adolescents simply because they are persons, it is evident that a condition such as the one has been announced cannot proceed under our rule of law”.

As a result of this situation, the lawyer reported that she contacted “directly the mayor of said municipality to clearly determine the content of that ordinance that has been publicly announced and, accordingly, adopt the decisions that from the administrative point of view or judicial as an institution we must have to assume, in order to avoid a violation of constitutional guarantees and rights”.

For his part, Alessandri defended the determination and stated: “It is not a curfew. It is to protect the rights of the child who are being used on many occasions to commit crimes. It is a very bastard measure, but we have no other choice”.

Photo: Aton Agency.

Source: radio.uchile.cl

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