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Repbulica also hears ordinary appeals from matters arising in the Courts of Appeals, as well as questions on the constitutionality of laws. A major piece of legislation related to minors and family matters is Ley No. Courts of First Instance. This legislation marked the beginning of significant reforms eliminating restrictions to foreign investment and promoting the flow of capital into the country.

The Supreme Court has original jurisdiction over any cause of action brought against the President, the Vice President, or other public officials, as designated in the Constitution.

At the time the Torrens property system was created, a separate system of Land Courts as a specialized jurisdiction within the legal framework was established. The National Congress has constitutional authority to legislate over any matter. Amigo del Hogar,p. The French codification remained in effect until Spanish translations of the five French codes were promulgated in Trujillo, and finally democracy to present Structure of the Government The Constitution defines the system of government of the Dominican Republic as being civilian, republican, democratic and representative.

Trial Judges Jueces de Instruction are competent to resolve all issues which arise during a preparatory proceeding, to conduct the preliminary proceedings, and to dictate relevant resolutions and sentences in accordance with abbreviated rules of procedure.

Following are a selection of Dominican reference sources useful for legal research in the Dominican Republic.

Trujillo, and finally democracy to present. Los bienes inmuebles entran en comunidad cuando han sido adquiridos bajo el matrimonio en comunidad. This Law has been in effect for 75 years.


Code of Criminal Procedure. The President and Vice-President may be re-elected for one additional period, as provided by the last amendment made to the Constitution in [6]. This first volume was followed by rrpublica supplements: The reform entailed a profound restructuring of institutions and procedures for adjudicating and registering property rights in the Dominican Republic within the adopted titling system, the Torrens System.

Legislative Power Legislative power is invested in the National Congress, which is composed of two chambers: It is functionally independent of the Courts by means of Ley No. The Secretariat for Fominicana Health and Social Welfare is the agency in charge of health services and is responsible for overseeing compliance with the Law.

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This publication is organized by topics. By the Dominican Republic had adopted thirty five constitutional amendments.

The Justices of the Peace are courts authorized to hear small claim cases. I t abrogates the Labor Code and subsequent modifications.

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The Official Gazette and the Judicial Bulletin were published without interruption during these years, and for 30 years, the basic laws underwent only minor modifications, despite the fact that the Dominican Republic was growing threefold in size. Unfortunately, this effort was not continued and the country still does not have a law reporting system separate from the official Gaceta Oficial publication. It has not been updated since The first session begins on August the 16 thand the second begins on February the 27 th.

The International domniicana for which the Dominicaan Republic is a signatory, are regulated by Article 3 of the Constitution of the Dominican Republic, which provides that: With modifications, this Code is still largely in effect today. The Constitution defines the system of government of the Dominican Republic as being civilian, republican, democratic and representative. The prevalent registration system in the Dominican Republic is the Torrens system of real property registration, established by Executive Order No.

The High Land Courts are primarily appellate courts and hear appeals from the Land Courts of original jurisdiction.


Judicial Power Judicial Power is exercised by the Supreme Court of Dominicna as well as by other courts created by the Constitution or by enacted laws. The various Secretaries of State and other government offices, such as reupblica Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, may issue resolutions and norms which are also binding. This new Code is a comprehensive law governing matters relating to the protection of children and adolescents, their rights and obligations.

Two years later, on August 16,independence was restored and a Second Republic proclaimed.

It occupies 48, square kilometers, making it the second largest island of the Greater Antilles, and supports a population of 8. The Labor Courts have jurisdiction over labor and employment disputes.

The Secretariat of State for Labor is the state agency responsible for overseeing the compliance of these regulations. Codigo Civil Civil Code see also here. It is the most comprehensive electronic database of legal materials in the Dominican Republic.

The Senate is composed of 32 members, one Senator elected by each province, plus one Senator representing the National District. It completely modified the social security system of the Dominican Republic. The Chamber President distributes the cases among the different halls through a reublica allocation system. The Code covers matters regarding income tax, tax on the transfer of dominidana goods and services ITBISrepblica selective consumption tax. There are other specialized administrative courts or quasi-judicial bodies with jurisdiction to hear certain types of matters.

See the law firm website under publications. Elements of Reform World Bank The Supreme Court is the highest administrative authority of the Judicial Power. The treatment of violations of such treaties should be the same as the treatment for violations of the Constitution [22]. International treaties now in effect in dominifana Dominican Republic can be found at the following sites: