Laws Create a New Legal Framework for the Promotion of Economic Development (Sep. 07, 2011) by Dante Figueroa
Honduras passed a legislative package during 2010 aimed at boosting the economic development of the country. This package is composed of three major laws. The first ...
Topic: Government finance
Recognition of Aboriginal Languages (Sep. 01, 2010) by Dante Figueroa
On January 25, 2010, Colombia adopted Law 1381, which develops and regulates certain provisions of the Political Constitution and of Law 21 of 1991, which had ...
Individual Insolvency Law (Sep. 01, 2010) by Dante Figueroa
Colombia's Law 1380 of January 25, 2010, establishes the insolvency regimen for natural persons (with the exception of merchants). This new insolvency regime allows debtors who ...
Supreme Court of Justice Decision Disallows Additional Severance Payments for Teachers in Private Sector (Jul. 30, 2010) by Dante Figueroa
Chile's Labor Code was amended on March 29, 2008, to include provisions establishing that final trial decisions in labor cases may be challenged exclusively by the ...
Integration Treaty Enters into Force (Feb. 18, 2010) by Dante Figueroa
The Treaty of Maipanduacute; for Integration and Cooperation, designed to revive and update the Peace and Friendship Treaty signed between Argentina and Chile in 1984 but ...
Topic: International law
Jurisdiction: Argentina / Chile
New Law Creates Ministry for the Environment, Other Environmental Agencies (Feb. 17, 2010) by Dante Figueroa
Chile has enacted a new law that creates the Ministry of the Environment, the Environmental Evaluation Service, and the Superintendency for the Environment. It also contains ...
Supreme Court Decision Permitting President, Others to Seek Reelection (Dec. 18, 2009) by Dante Figueroa
On October 19, 2009, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Nicaragua issued a decision that effectively permits the President, Vice-President, mayors, and vice-mayors to ...
Topic: Constitutional law
New Law Creates the Inter-Agency Social Protection System (Sep. 25, 2009) by Dante Figueroa
Chile has adopted a new law that creates the Inter-Agency Social Protection System (IASPS) and recognizes the existence of the Integral Infants' Protection Sub-System (IFPSS), "Chile ...
Consolidation of Administrative Powers in Executive Branch (Jul. 27, 2009) by Dante Figueroa
A new law issued on March 17, 2009, amends Venezuela's Organic Law on the Decentralization, Delimitation, and Transference of Competencies of the Public Power that was ...
Topic: Executive power
Law on Transparency and Access to Public Information Adopted (Dec. 12, 2008) by Dante Figueroa
Chile's new Law on the Transparency of Public Functions and Access to Information on Public Administration establishes that all information prepared using taxpayer money and all ...
Topic: Freedom of information
Second Circuit Denies Application of Hague Convention on Child Abduction to Chilean Claimant (Oct. 02, 2008) by Dante Figueroa
On July 18, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern ...
Jurisdiction: Chile / United States
Bill Amending the Organic Law of the Environment (Jul. 02, 2008) by Dante Figueroa
On June 5, 2008, Chile's President Michelle Bachelet sent Congress a bill amending the Organic Law of the Environment (Law 19,300 of 1994). The bill creates ...
Regulations of the Law Establishing a Criminal Responsibility System for Juvenile Delinquents (Nov. 02, 2007) by Dante Figueroa
On 13 December 2006, the President of Chile issued Supreme Decree 1,378 approving the Regulations of Law 20,084 of 2005, which establishes a Criminal Responsibility System ...
Topic: Criminal law and procedure