The Confederation of Private Entrepreneurs of Bolivia (CEPB) asked the Chamber of Senators to suspend the project “Law against the legitimation of illegal profits, terrorist financing and financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or unconventional” while creating a framework for dialogue between the actors involved .
“In view of the above, we call for the suspension of the treatment of the draft law 218/2020 – 2021 and the opening of a space for dialogue between the actors involved in order to adapt this rule to the supremacy of the political constitution of the state,” it said in a statement .
The CEPB warns that the standard contains articles which, due to the ambiguity and inaccuracy of its wording, affect constitutional rights and guarantees and render citizens, business people and entrepreneurs defenseless.
The House of Representatives has approved this bill, which is now being submitted to the Senate for consideration. Sectors such as micro-entrepreneurs, union members, drivers, the press and now business people oppose the norm, despite the government denying the violation of rights.
Businessmen state that the bill violates rights such as “the presumption of innocence, privacy, professional secrecy, freedom of the press, the protection of personal data and the right that every Bolivian must do a lawful activity without being subjected to arbitrary scrutiny” ” .