Following Senate approval, Brazil and Morocco ratify a legal cooperation pact

A key milestone in the two nations’ cooperation was reached with the recent adoption of a long-standing legal cooperation pact by the Brazilian Senate.

The agreement focuses on the reciprocal acceptance and enforcement of court rulings in a variety of contexts, including family, business, labor, and legal processes.

The agreement’s acceptance is a critical step toward its enactment after it has been examined by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Republic’s President, however, has final approval authority, according to the news source Agência Senado.

The agreement guarantees that Brazilians living in Morocco would have equal access to the legal system as Moroccan nationals and legal organizations, according to the agency’s defined terms.

Moroccan citizens living in Brazil can say the same. Equal access to legal representation is provided to citizens of both countries, ensuring that their rights coincide with those of local residents.

The primary objective is to create a streamlined system for recognizing and upholding court judgments pertaining to civil, family, commercial, and labor legislation.

The Foreign Relations Commission ratified the deal earlier this month, ten years after it was first signed in September 2013.

It addresses crucial issues including access to justice, the protection of minors, and marital status and is intended to benefit Brazilian and Moroccan persons and legal companies.

The Legislative Decree Project’s rapporteur, Senator Fernando Dueire, had emphasized the agreement’s potential to deepen ties between the two countries’ judicial systems.

It establishes a system for recognizing and carrying out judicial decisions, making it the first bilateral legal cooperation agreement between Brazil and Morocco.

Dueire continued, “This agreement for Brazil and Morocco not only ensures the effectiveness and execution of judicial rulings but also acts as a cornerstone for establishing strong diplomatic relations and promoting collaborations across numerous sectors in the future.

This agreement is in line with similar agreements in place with nations including Lebanon, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

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