Brazilian senate to vote on civil law agreement with Morocco

Brazilian senate to vote on civil law agreement with Morocco

After a decade since its initial signing, an agreement aimed at benefiting citizens and legal entities of Brazil and Morocco has received approval from the Foreign Relations Commission and is now set to be deliberated upon by the plenary. 

The civil law cooperation agreement, initially signed between the two countries in September 2013, has received the approval of the Brazilian Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday and is now ready for a plenary vote.

The agreement encompasses a comprehensive framework for acknowledging and enforcing judgments in a range of civil matters, including family law, commercial law, employment law, civil law, and civil procedural law. It also addresses critical aspects such as access to justice, safeguarding minors, and marital status.  

Senator Fernando Dueire, the rapporteur of the Legislative Decree Project, highlighted to ANBA that this accord promotes efficiency and strengthens the interconnectedness between the judiciaries of Brazil and Morocco.

He said, “It promotes mutual trust in our institutions by establishing a mechanism for the recognition and execution of judicial rulings. This is the first bilateral instrument in legal cooperation between our nations.”

Dueire further underscored that the agreement’s impact extends beyond the legal realm, contributing to broader partnership prospects. 

“For Brazil and Morocco, this agreement not only ensures the efficacy and enforcement of judicial decisions but also serves as a cornerstone for fostering positive diplomatic relations and nurturing collaborations across various sectors in the future,” the senator noted.

The report presented by Senator Dueire secured approval and has been submitted to the General Secretariat of the Senate Board, awaiting inclusion in the Senate’s Agenda. 

Similar agreements with resembling provisions are already in effect with countries such as Spain, Italy, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Lebanon.


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