Crucifixes Allowed in Schools (Apr. 07, 2011) by Dario Ferreira

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in ...

Topic: Church and state relations
Jurisdiction: European Court of Human Rights; Italy

Urgent Measures on Security Matters (Feb. 15, 2011) by Dario Ferreira

Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security ...

Topic: National security
Jurisdiction: Italy

Constitution Amended to Improve Annual Presentation of the General Account (Sep. 28, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

On September 7, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29401, amending articles 80 and 81 of the Constitution to improve ...

Topic: Budget
Jurisdiction: Peru

Legislative Power Amended in the Constitution (Sep. 25, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

On September 7, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29402, amending article 90 of the Political Constitution of Peru, on legislative power.

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Topic: Constitution
Jurisdiction: Peru

General Law on Tourism Promulgated (Sep. 25, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

On September 17, 2009, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29408, declaring tourism to be of national interest and a priority policy of ...

Topic: Commerce
Jurisdiction: Peru

Persons with Disabilities (Sep. 09, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

On August 1, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29392 establishing administrative violations and related sanctions for noncompliance with Law No. 27050, ...

Topic: Treaties and international agreements/human rights; Civil rights and liberties
Jurisdiction: Peru

New Provisions on Police Detention and on Crimes Discovered in Flagrante (Sep. 09, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article ...

Topic: Police power
Jurisdiction: Peru

Fight Against Piracy (Sep. 09, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It ...

Topic: Piracy
Jurisdiction: Italy

Mandatory Insurance for Traffic Accidents (Jul. 01, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

On May 13, 2009, Javier Velasquez Quesquen, the President of the Congress of Peru, enacted a law amending Law No. 28515 on the promotion of transparency ...

Topic: Insurance
Jurisdiction: Peru

Anti-Economic Crisis Strategy for Protection of Employment (Jun. 30, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

Ecuador has adopted a decree that creates a Commission Responsible for the Development, Promotion, and Monitoring of the Implementation of an Anti-Crisis Strategy for the Protection ...

Topic: Labor
Jurisdiction: Ecuador

Public Defender Service (Jun. 30, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

On May 13, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed the Law on the Public Defender Service that regulates the purpose, principles, functions, types and ...

Topic: Lawyers and legal services
Jurisdiction: Peru

Voting from Home Allowed in Some Cases (Jun. 03, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 46 of May 7, 2009, to allow voters to vote from home when affected by an illness that makes ...

Topic: Elections and politics
Jurisdiction: Italy

Day to Fight Abuse of Minors Established (Jun. 03, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection ...

Topic: Children
Jurisdiction: Italy

Registry of Information on Life Insurance Contracts (Jun. 03, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

On May 8, 2009, the President of the Congress of Peru signed Law No. 29355, creating the National Registry of Information on Contracts of Life Insurance ...

Topic: Insurance
Jurisdiction: Peru

Universal Health Insurance (May. 05, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a framework law on universal health coverage. The law guarantees the full right of every ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Peru

Labor Inspection Law Amended (May. 05, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

On April 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed a law amending article 6 of the General Law on Labor Inspection, dealing with the ...

Topic: Labor
Jurisdiction: Peru

National System of Evaluation and Control of the Environment (May. 04, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

On March 4, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru signed the Law on the National System of Evaluation and Control of the Environment, to be ...

Topic: Environmental protection
Jurisdiction: Peru

National Institution of Human Rights (Apr. 02, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

Uruguay's President Tabar; Vazquez signed a law on December 24, 2008, that creates the Institucion Nacional de Derechos Humanos (National Institution of Human Rights); it is ...

Topic: Human rights
Jurisdiction: Uruguay

Amendment to Criminal Code (Mar. 03, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

Decree 745 of November 21, 2008, amends article 338-B of the Criminal Code of El Salvador concerning trafficking of prohibited objects in penitentiaries and in centers ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: El Salvador

Manufacture of Weapons and Munitions (Mar. 03, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez signed a law on January 9, 2009, that adopts provisions concerning the name, nature, and legal status of the Fabrica de ...

Topic: Weapons development
Jurisdiction: Peru

National Archive of Remembrance (Mar. 03, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

Law No. 18435, signed by President Tabar; Vazquez of Uruguay on December 12, 2008, creates the National Archive of the Remembrance to promote the importance of ...

Topic: Human rights
Jurisdiction: Uruguay

President Signs Sexual and Reproductive Health Law (Feb. 03, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

Uruguay's President Tabar; Vazquez signed a law on December 1, 2008, that establishes that the State will guarantee conditions for the full exercise of the sexual ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Uruguay

Sentences Imposed for Fraudulent Corporate Activities (Feb. 03, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

On December 30, 2008, President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru signed a law that amends articles 198 and 245 of the Criminal Code (Law No. 29307). ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Peru

Law Sets Conditions for Transfer and Service of Sentences of Foreigners (Feb. 02, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

Law No. 29305, signed by President Alan Garcia P;rez of Peru on December 21, 2008, amends articles 542(e) and 544(2) of the new Code of Criminal ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Peru

Abortion Pill Not Innocent Drug for Health (Jan. 12, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

The Vatican recently condemned the RU486 pill, which was approved by the Italian government in February 2008, because it is intended for abortion. Cardinal Javier Lozano ...

Topic: Abortion
Jurisdiction: Holy See (Vatican City State)

Defibrillators in Public and Private Places (Jan. 05, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

The Uruguayan Congress passed Law No.18360 on September 26, 2008, concerning the installation of external automatic defibrillators in public or private establishments where large numbers of ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Uruguay

Protection from Domestic Violence (Jan. 05, 2009) by Dario Ferreira

On November 25, 2008, the Peruvian Congress amended existing laws to provide greater protections for victims of domestic violence. Law No. 29282, enacted after the incorporation ...

Topic: Domestic violence
Jurisdiction: Peru

Vehicle Safety (Nov. 25, 2008) by Dario Ferreira

Law No. 29259, promulgated by Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez on September 13, 2008, amends articles 24 and 26 of Law No. 27181, the General Law ...

Topic: Transportation and public works
Jurisdiction: Peru

Joint Custody Determinations (Nov. 24, 2008) by Dario Ferreira

On October 16, 2008, Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez promulgated Law No. 29269, amending articles 81 and 84 of the Code of the Child and the ...

Topic: Children
Jurisdiction: Peru

Acquired Legal Capacity of Minors (Nov. 24, 2008) by Dario Ferreira

Law No. 29274, promulgated by Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez on October 27, 2008, amends article 46 of the Civil Code concerning the legal capacity of ...

Topic: Civil code
Jurisdiction: Peru

Public Security (Oct. 22, 2008) by Dario Ferreira

On July 24, 2008, the Italian Parliament converted into Law 125 of 2008 the Decree-Law 92 of May 23, 2008, on Urgent Matters of Public Security. ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Italy

Crimes Against Copyright and Against the Environment (Oct. 22, 2008) by Dario Ferreira

On October 1, 2008, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law 29263, which amends several articles of the Criminal Code as well as several articles ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Peru

Investigation of the Mafia Phenomenon (Sep. 16, 2008) by Dario Ferreira

The Italian Parliament promulgated Law No. 132 on August 4, 2008, creating a parliamentary commission to investigate "the Mafia phenomenon" and other criminal associations, including those ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Italy

Anti-Drug Effort Jurisdiction and Drug Registry (Sep. 16, 2008) by Dario Ferreira

On July 8, 2008, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29251, amending Law No. 28303 on the supervision of chemical ingredients and controlled ...

Topic: Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Prescription drugs
Jurisdiction: Peru

Promotion of the Organic or Ecological Production (Mar. 02, 2008) by Dario Ferreira

Law No. 29196 promulgated on January 24, 2008 adopts provisions to promote the sustainable and competitive development of organic or ecological production in Peru. The specific ...

Topic: Agriculture and food
Jurisdiction: Peru

Prohibition of Access to Minors to Pornographic Web Pages (Mar. 02, 2008) by Dario Ferreira

Law No. 29139, promulgated on November 30, 2007, amends the title and articles 1, 2 and 3 of Law 28119, concerning prohibition of access by minors ...

Topic: Communications
Jurisdiction: Peru

Loss of Parental Rights and Duties (Mar. 02, 2008) by Dario Ferreira

Law No. 19194 of January 24, 2008 amends article 177 and adds article 181-B to the Criminal Code concerning loss of the "Patria potestas" (parental rights ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Peru

Possession of weapons and ammunitions (Dec. 02, 2007) by Dario Ferreira

On October 17, 2007, President Alan Garcia Perez signed Law No. 29106 amending article 13 of Law No. 25054, which regulated the manufacture, trade, possession and ...

Topic: Firearms and explosives
Jurisdiction: Peru

Declaration of Regional Autonomy (Dec. 02, 2007) by Dario Ferreira

Bolivia is now at a critical junction. Four departments (Santa Cruz, Tarija, Beni, and Pando) rich in oil, soy and cattle declared autonomy on December 15, ...

Topic: Sovereignty
Jurisdiction: Bolivia

Repeal of Capital Punishment (Nov. 02, 2007) by Dario Ferreira

On October 2, 2007 the Italian Parliament approved Constitutional Law no.1, which amends article 27 of the Constitution, concerning the repeal of capital punishment. The previous ...

Topic: Capital punishment
Jurisdiction: Italy

Safety on Roads and Highways (Nov. 02, 2007) by Dario Ferreira

On October 2, 2007 the Italian Parliament approved Law no. 160 raising to the category of Law, with amendments, Decree-Law no. 117 of August 3, 2007, ...

Topic: Transportation and public works
Jurisdiction: Italy