CNJUR: The first Regulation of a Partial Urban Development Program which acknowledges Fundamental Rights is issued in Latin America.

CNJUR: The first Regulation of a Partial Urban Development Program which acknowledges Fundamental Rights is issued in Latin America.

Under the lemma: Legal Course towards Habitat III, the International Association for Urbanistic Jurisprudence (CNJUR International) together with the VI Municipal Administration of Playas de Rosarito and the Consultive Council for Economic Development of  Playas de Rosarito, partners of the Urban Campaign My City My Choice and the World Urban Campaign la Campaña Urbana Mundial, along with the representation of UN Habitat in Mexico, presented the legal publication of the first Regulation of the Partial Urban Improvement Program of the Touristic District ''Rosarito Area'' which acknowledges and develops Human Rights in the municipality of Rosarito Baja California, Mexico.  
 
According to the Mayor of Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, this instrument ''is unique worldwide because it is the first regulation of a partial urban development program -in all Latin America- issued by a local authority which develops and guarantees the fundamental Right to the City''.
 
The Regulation of the Partial Urban Improvement Program is now a binding legal instrument for authorities and individuals that proposes legal provisions to recognize and respect Fundamental Rights of the residents of the Touristic District of Rosarito, and also establishes the legal bases for the deliberation between the different urban rights that impact the area of the Partial Program. 
 
When discussing fundamental rights, Pablo Aguilar, President of CNJUR International mentioned that ''the Regulation of the Partial Urban Improvement Program poses them as the group  of essential economic, political, social, and cultural rights enjoyed -in the greatest possible level of protection- by any person for the sole fact of being a resident of human settlements in the area of application of the program. and that allow the creation of the necessary conditions for the development of a dignified life, in the terms and legal scopes referred to in Article 1  of the General Constitution of the Mexican Republic and International Treaties''.The legal exercise to materialize abstract rights floating in current international treaties has begun, specifying their content and also acknowledging a broad regimen of favorable interpretation and protection, entitling right holders (individuals and collective) to request pecuniary reparations from administrative and judicial authorities in case of violations. 
 
Human Rights if not materialized in precise legal ordainments become a matter of rhetoric and journalism. The new subject of City Regulation is constituted by problems, ideals and necessities that shape rights. Local authorities are raising a new legal paradigm.

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