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International Treaties

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

HUMAN RIGHTS

  • The most important are those that contain norms for the protection of all human rights in general, the American Convention on Human Rights in the Organization of American States or the Pact of San José de Costa Rica (1969), at the regional level, ratified as Law N 1/89, first law after the assumption of the first post-dictatorship Congress. We also ratify the provision that allows interstate complaints and, principally, the one that recognizes jurisdiction and allows us access to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, on January 8, 1993. The Protocol is being studied in the Senate, to be ratified soon the Protocol of San Salvador (1988) on economic, social and cultural rights.
  • The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966) was ratified as Law N 5/92, its Optional Protocol - which allows individual complaints to the Committee created by it - as Law N 400 / 94 and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966) as Law No. 4/92.
  • In 1990, the two Conventions against Torture were ratified: at the regional level,
  • The Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture (1985), as Law N 56/90 and in the UN
  • The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984), as Law N 69/90.

Other instruments ratified include:

  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), ratified as Law N 57/90,
  • The Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979), ratified as Law N 1215/86,

And the following International Labor Organization Conventions:

  • No 87 on freedom of association and protection of the right to organize (1948), ratified in 1962,
  • N 98 on the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining (1949), 1966, No. 105 on the Abolition of Forced Labor (1959), in 1968,
  • N 107 on indigenous and tribal populations, in 1969,
  • N 122 on employment policy (1964), in 1969,
  • The four Geneva Conventions on International Humanitarian Law (1949) and its two Additional Protocols (1977), ratified as Law N 28/90 and
  • The Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (1951).

CRIMINAL

  • Agreement between the Republic of Paraguay and the Argentine Republic on the transfer of sentenced persons to comply with criminal sentences. 947/96
  • Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters. Countries that conform this treaty: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.
  • Supplementary agreement to the protocol of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters between Mercosur States parties
  • Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the States Parties of Mercosur, the Republic of Bolivia and the Republic of Chile

COMMERCE

  • Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Trade Facilitation Council between the Republic of Paraguay and the Republic of Costa Rica.
  • Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a Joint Council on Economy and Trade between the Republic of Chile and the Republic of Paraguay.
  • Agreement for the Creation of a Free Trade Area between Mercosur and South Africa.
  • Free Trade Agreement between Mercosur and the State of Israel
  • Free Trade Agreement between Mercosur and the Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Framework agreement on trade and economic cooperation between Mercosur and the Organization for the Liberation of Palestine, on behalf of the Palestinian National Authority
  • Free Trade Agreement between Mercosur and the State of Palestine
  • Framework agreement for the establishment of a Free Trade Area between Mercosur and the Republic of Turkey

INMIGRATION

  • Double nationality agreement between the Republic of Paraguay and the Spanish State
  • Migration agreement between Paraguay and Spain, signed in Madrid on January 11, 1965
  • Law No. 64/90: approving and ratifying the Agreement for the Suppression of Visas in Diplomatic and Official Passports signed between the Governments of the Republic of Paraguay and the Republic of Peru
  • Act No. 91/69, which approves the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the Optional Protocol on Mandatory Dispute Settlement, and the Optional Protocol on the Acquisition of Nationality (Vienna, 1963)

ECONOMY

  • Agreement between the Republic of Paraguay and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay to Avoid Double Taxation and Prevent Evasion and Tax Elusion in Taxes on Income and on Patrimony.
  • Law No. 3.972 / 2010
  • Approving the agreement between the Republic of Paraguay and the Republic of China to avoid double taxation and to prevent tax evasion with respect to income taxes and the supplemental reversal agreement
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights "