Movimiento Ciudadano presented an initiative to withdraw the professional title in case plagiarism is verified in the theses (Photo: Courtesy Movimiento Ciudadano)
The Movimiento Ciudadano (MC) bench in the Chamber of Deputies presented an initiative to withdraw the professional title in the event that plagiarism is verified in the theses presented by students, this, after the controversy surrounding the minister of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), Yasmín Esquivel Mossa, and her undergraduate work.
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According to Deputy Alejandro Robles, the initiative seeks to punish academic plagiarism due to the existence of a legal vacuum that gives rise to “legal uncertainty and insecurity.”
It was the coordinator of the parliamentary group of the orange party in San Lázaro, Jorge Álvarez Máynez, who proposed on January 24 to make reforms and additions to various articles of the Regulatory Law of the Fifth Constitutional Article, related to the exercise of professions in the City of Mexico (CDMX).
And it is that according to the emecita legislator, despite the fact that the plagiarism carried out by Minister Yasmín Esquivel in her academic work to obtain her degree was verified, until now no actions have been taken to sanction her, since she was only punished and dismissed from the charge to the academic Martha Rodríguez Ortiz, thesis advisor of the former student.
Despite the fact that the plagiarism carried out by Yasmín Esquivel in her academic work was verified, so far no actions have been taken to sanction her (Photo: Cuartoscuro.com/Galo Cañas Rodríguez)
“For the university community it represents a mockery that a server of this magnitude is not sanctioned and, in short, the University itself (National Autonomous of Mexico) and the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation evade plagiarism in the thesis of Minister Yasmín dodge”
In this sense, Álvarez Máynez explained that the initiative aims to annul the professional title when substantial copies are found between jobs to obtain a school degree.
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The initiative specifies that the annulment of the title are faculties and obligations of the General Directorate of Professions of the Ministry of Public Education (SEP), regardless of the time since they were issued.
The initiative specifies that the annulment of the title are faculties and obligations of the General Directorate of Professions of the SEP (UNAM / SEP)
Likewise, the proposal suggests that the cancellation of the registration of professional titles will also be appropriate when, regardless of the temporality, the educational institution proves administrative irregularities and serious academic offenses that imply the discredit of said institution.
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Infobae México spoke with Abraham Cano, a lawyer who filed the complaint before the Chamber of Deputies to start the trial procedure against the minister; However, he hopes that Esquivel Mossa herself will step forward and resign from her post.
The Movimiento Ciudadano deputy added that the initiative also seeks that in order to practice any of the professions in Mexico City, the seat of the country’s highest court, it will be required not to have committed conduct contrary to professional and academic ethics, as well as to have a legal title. issued and duly registered.
“For the purposes of this Law, the commission of conduct contrary to professional and academic ethics, including plagiarism, is understood as serious academic offenses,” reads the initiative published last Tuesday in the Parliamentary Gazette, signed by the coordinator of MC , Alvarez Maynez.
The proposal indicates that a popular action will correspond to the academic community of the educational institution affected by the commission of plagiarism (Photo: Andrea Murcia/Cuartoscuro.com)
While in an addition to article 68, which indicates that the person who exercises a profession that requires a degree, without the corresponding one, will not have the right to collect fees, it indicates that in case they have received payment, they must return the amount to the person affected.
The proposal indicates that a popular action will correspond to the academic community of the educational institution affected by the commission of plagiarism, as well as it is expected that the person who exercises a profession without the required title or cell must return the remuneration received.
It should be noted that days before, on January 22, the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) bench presented an initiative to punish academic plagiarists, which seeks to reform the regulatory law of article 5 of the Constitution, regarding the exercise of professions in Mexico City (CDMX), in order to punish plagiarism.
As detailed by the Morenista group, the proposed article 75 will establish that in the case of plagiarism in research work carried out for the purpose of obtaining the professional title and the exercise certificate with patent effects indicated in the first and third articles respectively of the law , will be grounds for cancellation of the registration of the professional title.
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