Honduras: New Code of Civil Procedure

The new legislation will regulate public trials in civil matters.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

An improvement in legal certainty is sought with the adoption of the new Code.

Laprensahn.com published: "The Code of Civil Procedure was adopted in January 2006 and it was not published in the newspaper La Gaceta until May 26, 2007 so that it could enjoy two years of "vacatio legis" (a deferment of coming into force of law) so that legal professionals could be trained in the law’s content and it could be socialized among the Honduran population."

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The Honduran Congress is discussing whether to reinstate deposed president Manuel Zelaya.

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