Law on Marinas rejected in Costa Rica

The Constitutional Court put a stop to reforms that lawmakers approved for the Law of Concessions for Marinas and Tourist Docks.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Magistrates of the Court reviewed the project that was approved by Congress on 9 September and ruled that it lacks substance and needs to be corrected.
The Court determined that the text does not specify the responsibilities of the authorities in charge of protecting and preventing damage to the environment. This is because it allows investors to present the environmental impact study after have obtained the concession. This is just one of many details that were objected to.

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Sanctions for Insurers Are Not Unconstitutional

January 2013

The Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica has rejected a petition against a series of economic sanctions for insurance companies defined in the law that regulates the market.

Elfinancierocr.com reports that the action was raised on May 7, 2012, by the Office of the Ombudsman.

Controversial Contract Between INDRA and Costa Rica’s Judiciary

May 2010

Complains include delays and disagreements in the execution of the contract, and the fact that the local manager of the project is the husband of a Supreme Court judge.

Journalist Ronny Rojas published several articles in Nacion.com explaining that Costa Rica’s Judiciary hired Spanish company INDRA to consult on a IT system and process redesign.

Construction of gold mine suspended in Costa Rica

October 2008

The Supreme Court of Costa Rica has ordered the suspension of works at the Crucitas gold mine due to enviromental claims.

Infinito Gold Ltd, the company responable for the developmen of the mine, reported that the court had ordered them to stop works to clear the property while they review the case presented by a group of environmentalists.

Professional Nicaraguans against the Law of Professional Association

April 2008

Different fields of professionals have entered a Resource of Unconstitutionality against Law 588, the "General law of Professional Associations and Professional Practice." The law was approved by the National Assemblyand passed on Jan. 14.

The plaintiffs are asking the judges of the Supreme Court of Justice to declare the law unconstitutional.

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