Law in South America
The law of South America is one of the most unified in the world. All countries can be said to follow civil law systems, although recent developments in the law of Brazil suggest a move towards the st...
Law of Brazil
Brazilian law derives from Portuguese, French, Italian and German Civil law and is based on statutes and, partly and more recently, súmula vinculante (stare decisis). The Federal Constitution, in forc...
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Law of Chile
The legal system of Chile belongs to the Continental Law tradition.The basis for its public law is the 1980 Constitution, reformed in 1989 and 2005. According to it Chile is a democratic republic. The...
Law of Uruguay
The legal system of Uruguay belongs to the Continental Law tradition.The basis for its public law is the 1967 Constitution, amended in 1989, 1994, 1996, and 2004. According to it, Uruguay is a democra...
Justice and Peace Law of Colombia
The Justice and Peace Law of Colombia or Law 975 of 2005 is a legal framework promoted by the government of Alvaro Uribe Velez and approved by Congress to facilitate the demobilization of paramilitari...
Supreme Court of Justice of Paraguay
The Supreme Court of Justice of Paraguay (Spanish: Corte Suprema de Justicia del Paraguay) is the highest court of Paraguay. The Senate and the President of Paraguay select its nine ministers (jud...
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Illegal immigration in Chile
Illegal immigration in Chile is a growing phenomenon as many illegal immigrants from Peru.This illegal immigration phenomenon is due to Chile growing economy.
Public Service Organic Law (Ecuador 2010)
The Ecuadoran 2010 Public Service Organic Law ((Spanish) Ley orgánica del servicio público) was on 30 September 2010 a draft law that intended to regulate the Ecuadoran public service, by creating a s...
Capital punishment in Venezuela
Capital punishment is not applied in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Venezuela was the first country still existing in the world to abolish the death penalty for all crimes, doing so by Constitu...
Crime in Paraguay
Crime in Paraguay has increased in recent years with criminals often targeting those thought to be wealthy. Although most crime in Paraguay is nonviolent, there has been an increase in the use of wea...
Capital punishment in Suriname
The death penalty was formally abolished in Suriname in 2015. The last execution took place in 1982. By signing the Treaty of San José in 1987, the death penalty had already been abolished de facto.<...
Comptroller General of Chile
The Comptroller General of Chile (General Accounting Office) is part of the executive branch of the Government of Chile based on chapter 10 of the Constitution of Chile and it is in charge of the cont...
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Human rights in Bolivia
Bolivia's constitution and laws technically guarantee a wide range of human rights, but in practice these rights very often fail to be respected and enforced. “The result of perpetual rights violation...