Decisions of the Constitutional Court in El Salvador

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry is calling for a repeal of the decree requiring unanimity in the decisions of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The statement from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Salvador reads:

“House asks Legislature to repeal Decree 743
Date Posted: Friday June 10, 2011

As a union advocate of the institutions, state law and democratic order, we ask the Legislative Assembly to repeal the legislative decree 743, so that we can avoid a constitutional crisis that would undermine the democratic foundations of the country and violate the freedoms and rights of Salvadorans.

The gentlemen representatives must recognise, moreover, that by giving a single judge power to veto decisions in the Constitutional Chamber, this prevents the Constitutional Court from making decisions collegially, as is the norm in these types of courts. Decree 743, in fact, breaks one of the vital principles of democracy, which is to accommodate the plurality of criteria.

Parliamentarians should consider, with technical criteria and a genuine national interest, that by requiring unanimity in the decisions of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, the said decree hinders the swift and effective justice that ought to prevail in the country .”



More on this topic

Needless Constitutional Crisis

February 2020

For El Salvador's business sector, the constitutional crisis triggered by President Nayib Bukele's actions on February 9 was unnecessary and dangerous because of the "abusive use of force with a provocative message."

In order to pressure the deputies to approve a $109 million loan, which will serve to finance Phase III of the Territorial Control Plan, the president of the country decided to take over the facilities of the Legislative Assembly through the army.

Jurisdiction of Central American Court Limited

October 2013

The intervention by the Central American Court of Justice in disputes between state bodies has been declared unconstitutional in El Salvador.

This was established by a ruling signed by the judges of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court explaining that "the jurisdiction of this Court is not compatible with the Constitution."

Legislature Approves Power Generation Concessions

August 2013

Under the new law, concessions for small-scale electricity generation projects must be approved by the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador.

The legislature approved on August 21 the Regulatory Act for granting concessions for electricity generation projects on a small scale (less than 5MW), which limits the maximum concession period to 50 years and requires that energy projects be approved by the Assembly.

Resistance to New Supreme Court of Justice

July 2012

The National Association of Private Enterprise of El Salvador has announced the formation of a team of constitutional lawyers to appeal against any decision issued by a court which they consider illegally appointed.

Already in a press release issued on July 1 the National Association of Private Enterprise (ANEP) noted that:

 close (x)

Receive more news about Local Law

Suscribe FOR FREE to CentralAmericaDATA EXPRESS.
The most important news of Central America, every day.

Type in your e-mail address:

* Al suscribirse, estará aceptando los terminos y condiciones


Tailor made software for construction companies

O4Bi is a system that allows to control and manage what a company needs: the complete process of development of works, accounts receivable, treasury, banks, sales and accounting.
O4Bi is a very robust system that allows to control and...

Stock Indexes

(Apr 6)
Dow Jones
-5.60%
S&P 500
-5.10%
Nasdaq
-5.64%

Commodities

(Oct 19)
Brent Crude Oil
83.350
Coffee "C"
204.85
Gold
1,768
Silver
23.26