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Spain and DR Constitutional Courts to cooperate

The Constitutional courts of Spain and the Dominican Republic have signed a three-year cooperation agreement in Madrid. The agreement was signed by the chief judges Milton Ray Guevara of the Dominican Republic and Francisco Perez de los Cobos of Spain last week. Ray Guevara traveled to Spain with Constitutional Court judge Victor Joaquin Castellanos Pizano, the Court’s international relations director Nelson Reyes, and Monsignor Agripino Nunez Collado, chairman of the Dominican Republic Economic and Social Council.

The agreement is aimed at establishing and developing a cooperation framework between both courts in order to exchange information and legal documentation, jurisprudential and doctrinal documentation, mutual cooperation in publications, technical advice and conducting seminars, workshops or similar events promoting cooperation between members of both institutions.

While in Spain, Magistrate Milton Ray Guevara launched a book “International Seminar on the Acquisition of Nationality” with a special reference to the case of the Dominican Republic at Madrid’s Universidad Complutense Law School. The 24 September 2015 event was attended by law professors, jurists and students from the university, and Milton Ray Guevara was also recognized by the institution. Speaking during this event, Ray Guevara was critical of the UN and OAS for failing to contribute to strengthening the civil registry in Haiti.

“Haiti does not give documents to its citizens, in violation of its obligation as a state. Both the UN and the OAS have failed in that country, even though the Minustah has been there for more than 15 years.”

Ray Guevara said that it was unfortunate that the problems of the poorest country in the Americas had imposed a burden on the Dominican Republic, and highlighted examples of Dominican solidarity and generosity towards the Haitian people, mentioning the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

He acknowledged Spain’s support for Ruling 168-13 and the National Foreigner Legalization Plan (PNRE) implemented by the Dominican government.

Dominican ambassador in Spain Anibal de Castro, overseas deputy Marcos Gross, dean of the Universidad Complutense Law School Raul Canosa Auser, Spain’s ambassador in the Dominican Republic Eugenio Rubio Linares and representatives of the Spanish authorities attended the launch.

Source: DR1, Elcorreo

Sep 28, 2015

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