The law of Right to Identity of Origin what provides tools from the state to people who were appropriated, adopted illegally or have doubts about their biological identity, rules from this Tuesday on the Buenos Aires provinceafter its publication in the Official bulletin from District.
Law 15,329 proposes guarantee the right of access of all people to their biological origins when considering it a human rightand understand how identity of origin “to the set of biological, affiliation and family data that make up the identity of the human person”.
The initiative took claim of the so-called “identity seekers” who sustain what more than 3 million of people across the country were not born within the period of the military dictatorship have doubts about your identity and seek to know who they are.
The norm was approved by the Legislature of Buenos Aires on April 22 and accompanied by organizations with the campaign “We all have the right to know where we come from.”
In its content, it contemplates streamlining the processes, determines the principle of “Informality, Gratuity and Speed”, while also establishing “Confidentiality, Effective Protection, Maximum information, Good Faith, Non-discrimination and Non-revictimization”, for which It will not be necessary to have a lawyer nor will this search cost.
On the other hand, there will be awareness campaigns, training for public administration agencies Y cooperation and reciprocity agreements with the member municipalities to the law and the different provinces to guarantee the right to search for identity of origin.
The rule clarifies that Applicants “will be able to access the data contained in hospital records, medical records of parturients, delivery, birth, neonatology and death records of public or privately managed health establishments. as well as the Provincial Directorate of the Registry of Persons of the Province of Buenos Aires”.
They will also be able to access judicial and sentence files and documentation from religious, educational and childcare institutions.
With the new law, the The State holds agencies and areas responsible for the “interdisciplinary” search and establishes deadlines and sanctions for public officials and private establishments that do not comply with regulations.
In addition, it highlights that “public health effectors that have the appropriate infrastructure” must guarantee free genetic studies, if requested.
According to the law, there will be an Enforcement Authority, which must accompany the petitioner from the reception of the case until its resolution, create the “Single Registry of Search for Identity of Origin” and the “Registry of Voluntary Searchers”, where organizations can register. of civil society, individuals and groups dedicated to the issue that are willing to follow the procedure,
The rule was celebrated by the organizations that bring together people who have been seeking to find their biological origin for years.
“The door has already been opened and that is key,” he told Télam the activist for the right to identity Laura Louzau, who was born in 1967 and found out 20 years ago that she was not the daughter of the family with which she grew up.
Louzau heads the “Mom, I’m looking for you” campaign and the “Victims of Substituted Identity” group.
In this sense, the victim of child trafficking Clara Lis asked that “state personnel who are going to start receiving victims be trained.”