Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Argentina http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Argentina: New Law on Transgender Rights Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403153_text Human rights - st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On May 9, 2012, the Congress of Argentina passed a law that recognizes the right to gender identity based on an individual's own feelings. The free development... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403153_text Global Legal Monitor: Argentina: Criminal Code Amendment to Include Femicide http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403126_text Crime and law enforcement - st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On May 9, 2012, the Congress of Argentina passed a law that recognizes the right to gender identity based on an individual's own feelings. The free development On April 18, 2012, Argentina#mara de Diputados (the lower house of the country's Congress) approved, by unanimous vote, a bill that amends the Criminal Code (Codigo Penal de la Nacion Argentina, Law No. 11.179... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403126_text Global Legal Monitor: Argentina: Supreme Court Decision on Abortion http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403029_text Abortion - st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On May 9, 2012, the Congress of Argentina passed a law that recognizes the right to gender identity based on an individual's own feelings. The free development On April 18, 2012, Argentina#mara de Diputados (the lower house of the country's Congress) approved, by unanimous vote, a bill that amends the Criminal Code (Codigo Penal de la Nacion Argentina, Law No. 11.179 On March 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Argentina rendered a decision in the case of an abortion performed on a 15-year-old adolescent, who became pregnant after being abused by her stepfather. (Fallo 259, CSJN... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403029_text Global Legal Monitor: Argentina: Bill Penalizes "Grooming" of Minors on the Internet http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402980_text Children - st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On May 9, 2012, the Congress of Argentina passed a law that recognizes the right to gender identity based on an individual's own feelings. The free development On April 18, 2012, Argentina#mara de Diputados (the lower house of the country's Congress) approved, by unanimous vote, a bill that amends the Criminal Code (Codigo Penal de la Nacion Argentina, Law No. 11.179 On March 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Argentina rendered a decision in the case of an abortion performed on a 15-year-old adolescent, who became pregnant after being abused by her stepfather. (Fallo 259, CSJN On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Camara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402980_text Global Legal Monitor: Argentina: Draft Legislation on Limitation of Farmland Ownership by Foreigners http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402827_text Property - st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On May 9, 2012, the Congress of Argentina passed a law that recognizes the right to gender identity based on an individual's own feelings. The free development On April 18, 2012, Argentina#mara de Diputados (the lower house of the country's Congress) approved, by unanimous vote, a bill that amends the Criminal Code (Codigo Penal de la Nacion Argentina, Law No. 11.179 On March 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Argentina rendered a decision in the case of an abortion performed on a 15-year-old adolescent, who became pregnant after being abused by her stepfather. (Fallo 259, CSJN On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Camara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also President Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina has submitted draft legislation to that country#n al Dominio Nacional Sobre la Propiedad, Posesion o Tenencia de lasTierras Rurales [Law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402827_text Global Legal Monitor: Argentina: Criminal Code Amended to Include Money Laundering http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402751_text Crime and law enforcement - st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On May 9, 2012, the Congress of Argentina passed a law that recognizes the right to gender identity based on an individual's own feelings. The free development On April 18, 2012, Argentina#mara de Diputados (the lower house of the country's Congress) approved, by unanimous vote, a bill that amends the Criminal Code (Codigo Penal de la Nacion Argentina, Law No. 11.179 On March 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Argentina rendered a decision in the case of an abortion performed on a 15-year-old adolescent, who became pregnant after being abused by her stepfather. (Fallo 259, CSJN On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Camara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also President Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina has submitted draft legislation to that country#n al Dominio Nacional Sobre la Propiedad, Posesion o Tenencia de lasTierras Rurales [Law On June 17, 2011, the legislature of Argentina passed Law 26683 to amend the Criminal Code in order to update the criminal treatment of money laundering (BOLETIN OFICIAL (June 21, 2011) (official site)). The new... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402751_text Global Legal Monitor: Argentina; Chile: Integration Treaty Enters into Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401823_text International affairs - st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On May 9, 2012, the Congress of Argentina passed a law that recognizes the right to gender identity based on an individual's own feelings. The free development On April 18, 2012, Argentina#mara de Diputados (the lower house of the country's Congress) approved, by unanimous vote, a bill that amends the Criminal Code (Codigo Penal de la Nacion Argentina, Law No. 11.179 On March 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Argentina rendered a decision in the case of an abortion performed on a 15-year-old adolescent, who became pregnant after being abused by her stepfather. (Fallo 259, CSJN On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Camara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also President Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina has submitted draft legislation to that country#n al Dominio Nacional Sobre la Propiedad, Posesion o Tenencia de lasTierras Rurales [Law On June 17, 2011, the legislature of Argentina passed Law 26683 to amend the Criminal Code in order to update the criminal treatment of money laundering (BOLETIN OFICIAL (June 21, 2011) (official site)). The new The Treaty of Maipu for Integration and Cooperation, designed to revive and update the Peace and Friendship Treaty signed between Argentina and Chile in 1984 but never fully implemented, was signed by representatives of the two... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401823_text Global Legal Monitor: Argentina: Emergency Decrees on President of the Central Bank, Payment of External Debt http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401802_text Constitution - st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On May 9, 2012, the Congress of Argentina passed a law that recognizes the right to gender identity based on an individual's own feelings. The free development On April 18, 2012, Argentina#mara de Diputados (the lower house of the country's Congress) approved, by unanimous vote, a bill that amends the Criminal Code (Codigo Penal de la Nacion Argentina, Law No. 11.179 On March 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Argentina rendered a decision in the case of an abortion performed on a 15-year-old adolescent, who became pregnant after being abused by her stepfather. (Fallo 259, CSJN On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Camara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also President Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina has submitted draft legislation to that country#n al Dominio Nacional Sobre la Propiedad, Posesion o Tenencia de lasTierras Rurales [Law On June 17, 2011, the legislature of Argentina passed Law 26683 to amend the Criminal Code in order to update the criminal treatment of money laundering (BOLETIN OFICIAL (June 21, 2011) (official site)). The new The Treaty of Maipu for Integration and Cooperation, designed to revive and update the Peace and Friendship Treaty signed between Argentina and Chile in 1984 but never fully implemented, was signed by representatives of the two On December 14, 2009, Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner issued an emergency Decree (Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia [Emergency Decree or DNU] 2010/2009, BOLETIN OFICIAL (B.O.), Dec. 15, 2009, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/160000-164999/161506/norma.htm) creating the Fondo... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401802_text Global Legal Monitor: Argentina: Law Decriminalizing Libel and Slander Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401714_text Crime and law enforcement - st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On May 9, 2012, the Congress of Argentina passed a law that recognizes the right to gender identity based on an individual's own feelings. The free development On April 18, 2012, Argentina#mara de Diputados (the lower house of the country's Congress) approved, by unanimous vote, a bill that amends the Criminal Code (Codigo Penal de la Nacion Argentina, Law No. 11.179 On March 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Argentina rendered a decision in the case of an abortion performed on a 15-year-old adolescent, who became pregnant after being abused by her stepfather. (Fallo 259, CSJN On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Camara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also President Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina has submitted draft legislation to that country#n al Dominio Nacional Sobre la Propiedad, Posesion o Tenencia de lasTierras Rurales [Law On June 17, 2011, the legislature of Argentina passed Law 26683 to amend the Criminal Code in order to update the criminal treatment of money laundering (BOLETIN OFICIAL (June 21, 2011) (official site)). The new The Treaty of Maipu for Integration and Cooperation, designed to revive and update the Peace and Friendship Treaty signed between Argentina and Chile in 1984 but never fully implemented, was signed by representatives of the two On December 14, 2009, Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner issued an emergency Decree (Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia [Emergency Decree or DNU] 2010/2009, BOLETIN OFICIAL (B.O.), Dec. 15, 2009, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/160000-164999/161506/norma.htm) creating the Fondo Argentina adopted Law 26551 on November 18, 2009 (BOLETIN OFICIAL, Nov. 26, 2009, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/resaltaranexos/160000-164999/160774/norma.htm); it amends the Criminal Code, eliminating the criminal sanctions for libel and slander for cases concerning matters of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401714_text Global Legal Monitor: Argentina: Law Amending Code of Criminal Procedure to Allow Compulsory DNA Extraction http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401715_text Crime and law enforcement - st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On May 9, 2012, the Congress of Argentina passed a law that recognizes the right to gender identity based on an individual's own feelings. The free development On April 18, 2012, Argentina#mara de Diputados (the lower house of the country's Congress) approved, by unanimous vote, a bill that amends the Criminal Code (Codigo Penal de la Nacion Argentina, Law No. 11.179 On March 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Argentina rendered a decision in the case of an abortion performed on a 15-year-old adolescent, who became pregnant after being abused by her stepfather. (Fallo 259, CSJN On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Camara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also President Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina has submitted draft legislation to that country#n al Dominio Nacional Sobre la Propiedad, Posesion o Tenencia de lasTierras Rurales [Law On June 17, 2011, the legislature of Argentina passed Law 26683 to amend the Criminal Code in order to update the criminal treatment of money laundering (BOLETIN OFICIAL (June 21, 2011) (official site)). The new The Treaty of Maipu for Integration and Cooperation, designed to revive and update the Peace and Friendship Treaty signed between Argentina and Chile in 1984 but never fully implemented, was signed by representatives of the two On December 14, 2009, Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner issued an emergency Decree (Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia [Emergency Decree or DNU] 2010/2009, BOLETIN OFICIAL (B.O.), Dec. 15, 2009, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/160000-164999/161506/norma.htm) creating the Fondo Argentina adopted Law 26551 on November 18, 2009 (BOLETIN OFICIAL, Nov. 26, 2009, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/resaltaranexos/160000-164999/160774/norma.htm); it amends the Criminal Code, eliminating the criminal sanctions for libel and slander for cases concerning matters of On November 18, 2009, Argentina's Congress passed Law 26549, which adds a provision to the Code of Criminal Procedure to allow the courts to order the compulsory extraction of DNA to determine an individual's identity. (Ley... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401715_text Global Legal Monitor: Argentina: New Media Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401687_text Communications - st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On May 9, 2012, the Congress of Argentina passed a law that recognizes the right to gender identity based on an individual's own feelings. The free development On April 18, 2012, Argentina#mara de Diputados (the lower house of the country's Congress) approved, by unanimous vote, a bill that amends the Criminal Code (Codigo Penal de la Nacion Argentina, Law No. 11.179 On March 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Argentina rendered a decision in the case of an abortion performed on a 15-year-old adolescent, who became pregnant after being abused by her stepfather. (Fallo 259, CSJN On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Camara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also President Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina has submitted draft legislation to that country#n al Dominio Nacional Sobre la Propiedad, Posesion o Tenencia de lasTierras Rurales [Law On June 17, 2011, the legislature of Argentina passed Law 26683 to amend the Criminal Code in order to update the criminal treatment of money laundering (BOLETIN OFICIAL (June 21, 2011) (official site)). The new The Treaty of Maipu for Integration and Cooperation, designed to revive and update the Peace and Friendship Treaty signed between Argentina and Chile in 1984 but never fully implemented, was signed by representatives of the two On December 14, 2009, Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner issued an emergency Decree (Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia [Emergency Decree or DNU] 2010/2009, BOLETIN OFICIAL (B.O.), Dec. 15, 2009, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/160000-164999/161506/norma.htm) creating the Fondo Argentina adopted Law 26551 on November 18, 2009 (BOLETIN OFICIAL, Nov. 26, 2009, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/resaltaranexos/160000-164999/160774/norma.htm); it amends the Criminal Code, eliminating the criminal sanctions for libel and slander for cases concerning matters of On November 18, 2009, Argentina's Congress passed Law 26549, which adds a provision to the Code of Criminal Procedure to allow the courts to order the compulsory extraction of DNA to determine an individual's identity. (Ley On October 10, 2009, Argentina's Congress adopted a new Law on Audio-Visual Communications, also called the Media Law. (Law 26522, Oct. 10, 2009, InfoLEG, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/155000-159999/158649/norma.htm.) The law passed with a 44-24... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401687_text Global Legal Monitor: Argentina: Congress Debates Bill on Gay Marriage http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401658_text Families - st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On May 9, 2012, the Congress of Argentina passed a law that recognizes the right to gender identity based on an individual's own feelings. The free development On April 18, 2012, Argentina#mara de Diputados (the lower house of the country's Congress) approved, by unanimous vote, a bill that amends the Criminal Code (Codigo Penal de la Nacion Argentina, Law No. 11.179 On March 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Argentina rendered a decision in the case of an abortion performed on a 15-year-old adolescent, who became pregnant after being abused by her stepfather. (Fallo 259, CSJN On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Camara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also President Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina has submitted draft legislation to that country#n al Dominio Nacional Sobre la Propiedad, Posesion o Tenencia de lasTierras Rurales [Law On June 17, 2011, the legislature of Argentina passed Law 26683 to amend the Criminal Code in order to update the criminal treatment of money laundering (BOLETIN OFICIAL (June 21, 2011) (official site)). The new The Treaty of Maipu for Integration and Cooperation, designed to revive and update the Peace and Friendship Treaty signed between Argentina and Chile in 1984 but never fully implemented, was signed by representatives of the two On December 14, 2009, Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner issued an emergency Decree (Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia [Emergency Decree or DNU] 2010/2009, BOLETIN OFICIAL (B.O.), Dec. 15, 2009, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/160000-164999/161506/norma.htm) creating the Fondo Argentina adopted Law 26551 on November 18, 2009 (BOLETIN OFICIAL, Nov. 26, 2009, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/resaltaranexos/160000-164999/160774/norma.htm); it amends the Criminal Code, eliminating the criminal sanctions for libel and slander for cases concerning matters of On November 18, 2009, Argentina's Congress passed Law 26549, which adds a provision to the Code of Criminal Procedure to allow the courts to order the compulsory extraction of DNA to determine an individual's identity. (Ley On October 10, 2009, Argentina's Congress adopted a new Law on Audio-Visual Communications, also called the Media Law. (Law 26522, Oct. 10, 2009, InfoLEG, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/155000-159999/158649/norma.htm.) The law passed with a 44-24 On October 29, 2009, Argentina's Congress started formally debating two bills that would amend the current Civil Code to allow same-sex marriage. The bills are supported by the Kirchner administration and center-left forces in Congress and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401658_text Global Legal Monitor: Argentina: Juvenile Criminal Justice Reform http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401248_text Crime and law enforcement - st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On May 9, 2012, the Congress of Argentina passed a law that recognizes the right to gender identity based on an individual's own feelings. The free development On April 18, 2012, Argentina#mara de Diputados (the lower house of the country's Congress) approved, by unanimous vote, a bill that amends the Criminal Code (Codigo Penal de la Nacion Argentina, Law No. 11.179 On March 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Argentina rendered a decision in the case of an abortion performed on a 15-year-old adolescent, who became pregnant after being abused by her stepfather. (Fallo 259, CSJN On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Camara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also President Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina has submitted draft legislation to that country#n al Dominio Nacional Sobre la Propiedad, Posesion o Tenencia de lasTierras Rurales [Law On June 17, 2011, the legislature of Argentina passed Law 26683 to amend the Criminal Code in order to update the criminal treatment of money laundering (BOLETIN OFICIAL (June 21, 2011) (official site)). The new The Treaty of Maipu for Integration and Cooperation, designed to revive and update the Peace and Friendship Treaty signed between Argentina and Chile in 1984 but never fully implemented, was signed by representatives of the two On December 14, 2009, Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner issued an emergency Decree (Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia [Emergency Decree or DNU] 2010/2009, BOLETIN OFICIAL (B.O.), Dec. 15, 2009, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/160000-164999/161506/norma.htm) creating the Fondo Argentina adopted Law 26551 on November 18, 2009 (BOLETIN OFICIAL, Nov. 26, 2009, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/resaltaranexos/160000-164999/160774/norma.htm); it amends the Criminal Code, eliminating the criminal sanctions for libel and slander for cases concerning matters of On November 18, 2009, Argentina's Congress passed Law 26549, which adds a provision to the Code of Criminal Procedure to allow the courts to order the compulsory extraction of DNA to determine an individual's identity. (Ley On October 10, 2009, Argentina's Congress adopted a new Law on Audio-Visual Communications, also called the Media Law. (Law 26522, Oct. 10, 2009, InfoLEG, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/155000-159999/158649/norma.htm.) The law passed with a 44-24 On October 29, 2009, Argentina's Congress started formally debating two bills that would amend the current Civil Code to allow same-sex marriage. The bills are supported by the Kirchner administration and center-left forces in Congress and The Committee on Criminal Legislation of the Argentine Congress is currently debating a bill on juvenile criminal justice that would govern the criminal prosecution of children and adolescents between 14 and 18 years of age who... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401248_text Global Legal Monitor: Argentina; Brazil: Broad Range of Cooperation Agreements Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540379_text International affairs - st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } On May 9, 2012, the Congress of Argentina passed a law that recognizes the right to gender identity based on an individual's own feelings. The free development On April 18, 2012, Argentina#mara de Diputados (the lower house of the country's Congress) approved, by unanimous vote, a bill that amends the Criminal Code (Codigo Penal de la Nacion Argentina, Law No. 11.179 On March 13, 2012, the Supreme Court of Argentina rendered a decision in the case of an abortion performed on a 15-year-old adolescent, who became pregnant after being abused by her stepfather. (Fallo 259, CSJN On November 2, 2011, the Senate of Argentina approved and sent to the Camara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies) for further debate a bill that penalizes contact with minors through the Internet for sexual purposes, also President Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina has submitted draft legislation to that country#n al Dominio Nacional Sobre la Propiedad, Posesion o Tenencia de lasTierras Rurales [Law On June 17, 2011, the legislature of Argentina passed Law 26683 to amend the Criminal Code in order to update the criminal treatment of money laundering (BOLETIN OFICIAL (June 21, 2011) (official site)). The new The Treaty of Maipu for Integration and Cooperation, designed to revive and update the Peace and Friendship Treaty signed between Argentina and Chile in 1984 but never fully implemented, was signed by representatives of the two On December 14, 2009, Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner issued an emergency Decree (Decreto de Necesidad y Urgencia [Emergency Decree or DNU] 2010/2009, BOLETIN OFICIAL (B.O.), Dec. 15, 2009, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/160000-164999/161506/norma.htm) creating the Fondo Argentina adopted Law 26551 on November 18, 2009 (BOLETIN OFICIAL, Nov. 26, 2009, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/resaltaranexos/160000-164999/160774/norma.htm); it amends the Criminal Code, eliminating the criminal sanctions for libel and slander for cases concerning matters of On November 18, 2009, Argentina's Congress passed Law 26549, which adds a provision to the Code of Criminal Procedure to allow the courts to order the compulsory extraction of DNA to determine an individual's identity. (Ley On October 10, 2009, Argentina's Congress adopted a new Law on Audio-Visual Communications, also called the Media Law. (Law 26522, Oct. 10, 2009, InfoLEG, available at http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/155000-159999/158649/norma.htm.) The law passed with a 44-24 On October 29, 2009, Argentina's Congress started formally debating two bills that would amend the current Civil Code to allow same-sex marriage. The bills are supported by the Kirchner administration and center-left forces in Congress and The Committee on Criminal Legislation of the Argentine Congress is currently debating a bill on juvenile criminal justice that would govern the criminal prosecution of children and adolescents between 14 and 18 years of age who In February 2008, in Buenos Aires, the President of Brazil, Luiz Inandaacute;cio Lula da Silva, and the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez Kirchner, signed cooperation agreements to battle poverty and hunger and to promote social justice,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540379_text