First released by the new Penal Code

On Wednesday, the Bureau of Justice, composed of the Judicial Council, the Attorney General and the Public Defender, conducted the first evaluation of the positive and negative aspects of the implementation of the Organic Integral Criminal Code since last August 10. In that event...

Insurers members discussed their implications in the Penal and Monetary Code

Members of different insurers of Ecuador came together at the Sheraton Hotel in Guayaquil this July 4th for the ‘Insurance First Colloquium, organized by’ Cóndor Insurance S.A ‘. At the conference was discussed the activities of this sector and its implications...

Former Assemblyman Fernando Bala retrieves freedom by new Criminal Code

On the morning of August 26, the Guayas Judge of Criminal Guarantees, Fabiola García, granted freedom to Former Assemblyman of the Sociedad Patriótica Party Fernando Balda, who was serving a sentence of two years imprisonment for the offense of slanderous serious injury. His...

Legal defense of Abdala Bucaram will be based on the COIP

Luigi Garcia, attorney of former President Abdala Bucaram, who was prosecuted for embezzlement, will request the judges of the National Court of Justice (CNJ for its Spanish acronym) to use the new rules of the Organic Integral Criminal Code (COIP for its Spanish acronym), which...

No affiliation to IESS entails a sentence of three to seven days in prison

According to the Integral Criminal Code (COIP for its Spanish acronym), not enrolling workers to the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS for its Spanish acronym) will have a punishment of three to seven days in prison. Article 243 of the Code establishes the...

Jiménez defense requests annulment of judgment based on current COIP

The defense of former Assemblyman Cléver Jiménez, Fernando Villavicencio and his advisor Dr. Carlos Figueroa, yesterday delivered a request for the annulment of judgment and the ratification of the precautionary measures issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights...

New Criminal law takes effect and causes concerns to doctors

Today takes effect the new Integral Criminal Code (COIP). As a result, doctors say that doctors in the country will have to think hard before attending an emergency, since Article 146 defines culpable homicide for malpractice and has a penalti of imprisonment of between one to...

COIP integrates offenses under international law

According to Assemblyman of Alianza PAIS (AP), Gina Godoy, there are at least 77 new offenses incorporated into the Integral Criminal Code, which, according to the president of the Judicial Council, Gustavo Jalkh, most of them corresponds to International Humanitarian Law. These...