Reform to the COIP begins to be processed

The draft amendments to the Integral Criminal Code (COIP for its Spanish acronym), sent last July 14 by the Executive, in order to define the offenses against intellectual property, begins to be processed in the Judiciary Committee of the Assembly. The text proposes that the...

Future of Communications Law is decided today

On this Wednesday the Plenary of the Constitutional Court (CC) is being summoned to resolve the three claims of unconstitutionality hanging over Ecuador’s Communication Law. The nine judges forming the CC will pronounce on the claims filed by Luis Fernando Torres...

Assembly will coordinate the ordinary and the indigenous justice

So it was announced by the chairman of the Justice Committee of the National Assembly , Mauro Andino (AP) , who says that the members of that committee are ready to treat the draft law. The next step of the assembly members shall be to define or not whether to call for a...
Mauro Andino

Criminal Code was approved and awaits the presidential veto

During last Tuesday, the regime achieved its objective of adopting the new Criminal Code (COIP) with four votes, one for each text and other provisions, but the results were the same: 101 votes in favour, 28 negative and one abstention. Despite the absence of six AP Assembly...
Carlos Ochoa

Carlos Ochoa faces more complaints against some media

The superintendent of Information, Carlos Ochoa, received a new complaint against the newspaper Extra. Representatives from the Polytechnic School of Chimborazo, of the National University of Chimborazo, and the legislator Mauro Andino, asked Ochoa to analyze an alleged...
Virgilio Hernandez

AP did not paved the whole proposal of its leader

Most of the ruling regime in the Assembly did not took in the proposal of the leader, which holds that the perpetrators must be identified first before compensating victims of human rights violation that occurred between October 4, 1983 and December 31, 2008. With 91 votes in...
Mauro Andino

Regime debates the changes in the Criminal Code

Changes in the definition of crimes of manslaughter, professional malpractice injury, is being negotiated between the doctors and the Executive, within the block Alianza PAIS (AP) and analyzed to do the same with environmental crimes and transit. At the beginning of the meeting,...

100 days and the National Assembly does not meet its schedule

The legislative session that began on May 14 under the direction of the president of the Assembly, Gabriela Rivadeneira, celebrated a 100 days. But it has not materialized the promise of delivering the ruling laws of the Penal Code and the Comprehensive Organic Water Resources...
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