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Title: Penal Code Preliminary Plan, 1994
Corporate Author: Ministerio Publico de Estado
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 263
Sponsoring Agency: Ministerio Publico de Estado
Asuncion, Paraguay
US Agency for International Development
Washington, DC 20523-1000
Sale Source: Ministerio Publico de Estado
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: Spanish
Country: Paraguay
Annotation: This text presents a preliminary draft of the reformed penal code of Paraguay, in its entirety, in outlined format and detailed by section; an earlier publication gives more explanation.
Abstract: In contrast to penal codes of the past, this revision redefines the concept of crime in terms of its etiology and the natural inclinations of humankind to build rather than to destroy the environment. Certain crimes are decriminalized, while offering alternative solutions, such as alternative sentencing. International human rights issues were considered, while remaining within the limits of the local constitution. The publication of the draft is meant to stimulate discussion and further revisions to the document. Changes affect the judicial, legal, and social populations of the country; the document seeks to update the code's ideas and language, to open discussion on new perspectives, and to encourage integral thought, encouraging tolerance and creativity with justice.
Main Term(s): Foreign criminal codes
Index Term(s): Criminal codes; Criminal justice system reform; Foreign judicial systems; Judicial system development; Law reform; Paraguay
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