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Business law in Peru

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Third party opinion believes Peru’s judicial system is not completely independent though the government is trying hard to change this. General perception of the judicial system is that it is inefficient, overloaded and riddled with bureaucratic and political influence.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
It is considered that foreign nationals cannot expect an impartial trial from the country’s judicial system.
The Language of Justice
There are two judicial languages used in the country: Spanish and Quechua.
Recourse to an Interpreter
Having an interpreter is possible.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of the law in Peru is the constitution of 1993. The country’s legal system is based on a civil law system. Peru accepts compulsory International Court of Justice (ICJ) jurisdiction but with reservations.
Checking National Laws Online
Peruvian legislation (Digital archives)

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