Costa Rica: The Private Sector and the Reform of the Civil Procedure Code

The Guild supports the review of the reform proposed by the Procurement General and warns that as formulated it involves risks for the development of works in the country.  

Thursday, February 13, 2014

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Business Sector (UCCAEP):

UCCAEP supports a return to committee to reform the Civil Procedure Code

The Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Business Sector (UCCAEP) supports the return to committee of the proposed amendment to the Civil Procedure Code, so that it can address the comments made by the Attorney -General's Office .

While the business sector is aware that there is a serious delay in all branches of the judiciary and that the implementation of oral processes facilitate the streamlining of processes, the report issued by the Attorney raises concerns about the implications that could arise from the actions regulated.



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