Organization of American States Reviews Mexican Identity Card Scheme by biometricmanagement

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The Identity Card, which will contain the biometric data of every Mexican citizen, with the intention to guarantee that every person has an efficient mechanism to exercise his or her right to be identified as herself or himself before government agencies or other institutions such as health services, the justice system or Human Rights protection.

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									Organization of American States Reviews Mexican Identity Card Scheme
Sep-17-09 A project to produce an Identity Card for Mexican Citizens was presented to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Mr. Jose Miguel Insulza, by Mr. Alejandro Poire, Mexico’s Deputy Secretary of Population, Migration and Religious Affairs. The Identity Card for Citizens will guarantee legal and judicial identity to every citizen of the country. The Deputy Secretary highlighted the role played by the OAS in developing the project. “We have worked very closely with the OAS, learning from the different experiences in different countries in the Hemisphere. The OAS has been a truly productive forum,” he said. The Mexican Government’s expectation is that the plan will also help other countries in the region. Because the OAS is a multilateral forum and will be kept advised of the ID Card progress, standards of identification can be developed that could allow identification in a wider regional context. The Identity Card, which will contain the biometric data of every Mexican citizen, with the intention to guarantee that every person has an efficient mechanism to exercise his or her right to be identified as herself or himself before government agencies or other institutions such as health services, the justice system or Human Rights protection. The OAS Secretary General congratulated the Mexican government on the launching of “a very positive initiative for all persons to be able to exercise their civil rights accordingly, especially those with little resources.” Secretary General Insulza also expressed his satisfaction with the role played by the OAS as the means of communication of other experiences in the continent to enrich, as much as possible, the Mexican project. “The plan goes along the same direction as all projects of civil identity that we are undertaking in the Americas, and we hope it represents a boost to similar initiatives in other countries,” he said. Read about BORDER CONTROL / AIRPORT BIOMETRICS Solution Providers To read more about biometric sensors and detectors, please visit findBIOMETRICS.com


								
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