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  • The Proposal for the European Parliament and of the Council Directive on consumer rights was approved.
  • It was published in the Official Journal the Law 17/2011, of 3 May, amending the Law on combating terrorism (Law 52/2003, of 22 August), adapting it to the Council Framework-Decision 2008/919/JHA, of 28 November and amending the Framework-Decision 2002/475/JHA on combating terrorism.
  • The Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Cooperation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children.
  • Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims.
  • The Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC), created within the scope of the United Nations and guided by the Security Council Resolutions, shall hold a special meeting on the theme "Prevention of Terrorism", from 19 to 21 April 2011 at the Palais de l'Europe in Strasbourg, France.
  • DGPJ is, officially and as of 5 April 2011, in the Facebook and Twitter social networks. The purpose is to provide all those interested with the opportunity to be acquainted or to keep up with the Ministry of Justice’s activity in such different areas as strategic planning, legal policy, international affairs as well as statistics in the justice scope.
  • Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other forms of Family Maintenance
  • The European Commission submits two legal instruments.
  • The General Court of the European Union (EGC) has decided in favour of Portugal in an action brought against the Commission.
  • The Council of the European Union authorises enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection.
  • It is open until 30 April the public consultation launched by the European Commission on the free movement of public documents and the recognition of the effects of civil status records.
  • Rome III Regulation - The European Union Council has adopted the Rome III regulation implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the law applicable to divorce and legal separation.
  • Experimental E-lecture on Sport, Violence & Crime Prevention – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • The United Nations has designated 9 December as the International Anti-Corruption Day, by reference to the signature of the UNO Convention against Corruption that took place in Merida, Mexico.
  • E-Justice Portals - The Ministers of Justice of Portugal, Spain, Argentina and Brazil have signed a simplified Extradition Agreement, on 3 November, in Santiago de Compostela
  • Green Paper from the Commission on policy options for progress towards a European Contract Law for consumers and businesses
  • European Commission launches a public consultation on the re-use of public sector information
  • Consolidation of diplomas – “Justice laws” -Three years after the launching of the project “Justice laws”, DGPJ gives one more step forward as regards the access and the knowledge of the law in force in the Justice area. For that matter, it is now available online the consolidated texts of the Civil Procedure Code and of the Criminal Procedure Code.
  • The launching of IACA Inaugural Conference takes place in Vienna, on the 2 and 3 September 2010. Among the many ministerial representations from the ONU Member States, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, as well as the new Executive Director of UNODC, Yuri Fedotov, shall be present.
  • Launching the European E-Justice Portal 
  • Public consultation on taking action on rights, support and protection of victims of crime and violence in the European Union

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