International Meeting of Lawyers Focuses on Cuban Economic Update

Edited by Juan Leandro
2013-11-16 15:30:25

Havana, November 16 (RHC) The role of lawyers in the economic transformations taking place in Cuba will be a central issue at the International Congress “Law 2013”, to be held November 19 to 21st at Havana’s Conventions Palace.

Organizing Committee coordinator Elizabeth Moya said that one of the main challenges facing lawyers today in Cuba is to be prepared, updated and ready in a changing environment to face the needs for advising legal entities and individuals who require their services.

The forthcoming Congress, she said, will serve as a forum to discuss procedures and other legal issues with the participation of jurists from many nations who have been invited to attend.

The current transformations of the Cuban economy pave the way for a much more active role by jurists and lawyers, Moya said.

Some four hundred delegates from Europe, Africa and the Americas, including well-known figures in the Juridical world, will join the Cuban delegates, as well as a representation from Law Firms and legal Advisors who work with foreign enterprises in Cuba. Seven categories will be included in the Law Congress, including domestic, labor and civil topics for discussion.

The current expansion and updating of the Cuban Economic model, which is progressively opening to private participation, provides a a large area of action for jurists.

The struggle against corruption and economic crimes and the legal protection and representation of self-employed workers are included in the wide range of subjects to be discussed at this forthcoming Law Congress.

Havana University’s Law School and the National Union of Cuban Jurists have joined the National Union of Law Firms as co-sponsors of the Congress.


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