Ecuador: still on the FATF list, despite promulgation of the COIP

Ecuador remains in the list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of countries that do not cooperate in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. This was confirmed by the entity, which also recognized the promulgation of the Organic Comprehensive Criminal...

There are new offenses under the Penal Code

Actions that may “threaten public safety” are typified in 29 articles of the Criminal Code, with penalties which amount up to 13 years in prison for the most serious offenses. The new regulation contrasts with the previous, which typified 13 behaviors such as sabotage...

Penal Code in a new review stage

After two weeks the Organic Penal Integral Code (COIP for its Spanish acronym) remains in force, the Commission of Justice and State Structure of the Assembly already debates a new reform to the legal body. This time, it was President Rafael Correa who introduced the bill, on...

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...

CJ President responds to interpretations of missing embezzlement figure

The President of the Council of the Judiciary (CJ), Gustavo Jalkh, responded to the assertions of Lawyers, in the sense that they will request the file of the embezzlement processes, due to the crime for which their clients were charged, no longer exists in the new Criminal...

Water Law , Penal and Monetary Code were the most debated in the first semester of Assembly

According to information the National Assembly publicly offers, six of the 22 laws that would be addressed in 2014 have been published in the Official Register. On this list are missing the Law on Water Resources, Use and Development of Water-already effective- and the Organic...

Filanbanco Isaías brothers allege that embezzlement does not exist in current Penal Code

The defense of William and Roberto Isaias brothers, former owners of Filanbanco; and John Franco Porras, its Former Manager, presented to the Criminal Chamber of the National Court of Justice a file request for the proceedings against them, arguing that the crime for which they...

The torture will be criminalized in Chilean Penal Code

Minister of Justice of Chile José Antonio Gómez announced this Thursday the addition of the crime of torture to the Chilean Penal Code, after recognizing it is a pending debt of the country in the framework of the International Day against Torture. “As a state of Chile we...
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