The called court time, consisting in a waiting period of ten minutes to start a procedure, will be removed with the adoption of the draft General Organic Code of Processes (Cogep), discussed yesterday in second debate in the Assembly.
Article 70 of the proposal states that all the procedures will begin in the stipulated place, date and time, and the failure to comply with it will lead to sanctions.
Néstor Arditto, member of the Council of Justice (CJ for its Spanish acronym), said: “If it is the actor (who is late or absent), the claim and filed will be considered abandoned, and if it is the defendant, he will lose the exercise of his rights in everything solved in the part (in which) he did not intervene.”
The Cogep reform also raises to eliminate the urge to subsidized people (parents, siblings) in case of non-payment of alimony, but establishes precautionary measures such as the ban on leaving the country to relatives of a debtor.
The draft Code consists of five books containing 464 articles, so it is expected that the debate in the plenary of the National Assembly takes at least two more sessions before voting. After being approved, it would take effect in ten months.