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See the National Drugs Plan here. The issue has polarized the country.

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However, initiatives to introduce drug courts have recently been considered. In Case You Missed It September 28, at 9: Article 32, Law on Associations Unless the Ministry of Justice revokes them, foundations automatically receive exemptions from payment of registration dues, and national and municipal taxes, except tariffs.

At this time, it is unknown what activities will be finally taxed and whether or not it will affect civil society in a significant way. While counter-demonstrations are not addressed by law, the police in Costa Rica is strongly opposed to marches or protests at the same time and place by groups of opposing views; it is unlikely, for example, that the police would support simultaneous demonstrations organized by an anti-abortion group and a pro-choice group.

The regulatory approach toward the formation and registration of CBOs is generally supportive and facilitative.

In addition, the congress is run by a six-person “Congress Directorate”, of which women hold five of the leadership posts. Membership of the association has grown quickly to include approximatelypeople. They are making use of social networks and other online campaigning tools to promote their objectives.

Those convicted for drug-related crimes account for about 15 percent of the total prison population. The account was registered as a corp back in World Bank Rule of Law Index.

Alvarado, elected with the highest ever voter turnout in Costa Rican history 1. While organized crime is on the rise, the country does not suffer from terrorism or political violence. Two other measures seen as positive are the approval in August of a partial reform of the Narcotics Law Law to include proportionality and gender specificity in specific crimes, and the debate going on in parliament about legalising marihuana for medicinal uses.


In14, people were being held in prisons that officially have the capacity to hold 8, detainees. September 25, at 6: Consequently, civil society in Costa Rica is vibrant and active.

Given that women only gained the right to vote 60 years ago and have previously been excluded from public policymaking both in congress and in the governmentit is anticipated that their inclusion now signals a more progressive agenda that will be pushed in Costa Rica in the years to come.

There are no processing fees or sanctions for noncompliance, although requesters can file a petition if their request is denied. Asked by the banks are the minimum requirements of: He is also facing opposition in the media, civil society, and business sectors.

But in truth it has nothing to with foreigners, it is customer profiling with emphasis on those with foreign income deposits of cheques, wire transfers, etc. Many foreigners feel they are being targeted. Article 33 For a public benefit organization, depending on the seriousness of the abuse, the justice tribunals can declare the Board ineligible to create new organizations of a similar nature for up to ten years.

What does the law say about drug use? News on Costa Rica continually updated. Login Log In Username: The government of Costa Rica supports the launch of an open international debate on the issue, but has declared itself against decriminalisation. Having a hand in the process is not only the Tribinal Supremo de Elecciones TSE – elections tribunal and civil registry, but also the Policia de Control de Drogas PCD – drug enforcement police, and who knows what other government agency ies.

There are, however, generally applicable restrictions stemming from Law No. My friends in Germany have the same problem, they have to do it in person once they come to Costa Rica in 3 weeks.

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A Supreme Court decision delivered on September 28, stated that the Tax Bill will need 38 votes to be passed because it may affect the judiciary. With this reform, a judge is able to assess the circumstances of women who, for reasons of extreme poverty or due to coercion, bring drugs into prisons. White or mestizo By law, associations cannot allow illicit acts, disorders or crimes against morality or good customs to be committed on their premises.

Looking beyond the constitution, there is no freedom of information law in Costa Rica; there have been several proposals, but none have resulted in the enactment of a legislative act.


Article 8 In order to receive donations, subsidies, transfers of goods and properties or any other economic support from public institutions, foundations must a have been formed for at 88204 one year; b have been active since their formation, executing at oey one project a year; c have an up-to-date registry of its personnel and legal entity; d have the concurrence of the General Comptroller of the Republic, when appropriate, which shows that received donations and transfers were executed and liquidated according to the stated purpose and conforming to the principles of good administration.

Meetings, conferences and all kinds of manifestations of a political partisan nature are prohibited, as well as facilitating the meeting for these acts.

In contrast to other Central American countries, the possession of drugs for immediate personal use is not a criminal offence in Costa Rica. Associations are groups established by at least 10 members with the goal of pursuing scientific, artistic, sporting, beneficial, entertainment and all others which do not have as their only and exclusive goal profit or gain; societies, unions and associations of mutual aid, of securities and patronage are also specifically named as subject to the law.

To be eligible for this status, the association must be registered for a minimum of three years and operate legally for the benefit of the community.

Donated goods for the creation of a foundation may only be used for the purpose for which the foundation was created. Reforms in Costa Rica. Click here to read the bill which seeks to regulate medicinal and industrial cannabis, the proposed ” Law on the research, regulation and control of cannabis and hemp plants for medicinal, food and industrial uses ” brought before parliament by Congressman Marvin Atencio Delgado.

Associations may be fined for days under the following grounds: While there are no prior authorization requirements, assembly organizers are expected to engage in a “mutual planning exercise” with police in advance of a protest. Anybody else with the same problem?