New Penal Code strikes down 51 laws
The new Dominican Penal Code (CPD) enacted by President Danilo Medina in December 2014 strikes down 51 laws and legal dispositions that were found to be contradictory. New legislation will not be necessary. The code itself does not go into effect for some 10 months, in order to give the penal system time to adapt to the new dispositions. According to El Caribe, the laws that were abolished include Law 329 -98 that regulates organ donations and Law 24-97 that modifies the Penal Code on penalties for domestic violence. Law 57-97, which penalizes attacks by two or more people on other people’s property with prison and a fine of between RD$25 and RD$200 was also abolished. The new code also strikes down Law 58-69 on entering rural or urban properties without permission from the owner.
February 19, 2015
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