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October issue of ULC Čarnogurský PRO BONO newsletter

 

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2011/10 CHANGES TO THE LAW ON BANKRUPTCY AND RESTRUCTURING
The latest amendment to Act. No. 7/2005 Coll. on Bankruptcy and Restructuring affects corporate (but not personal) bankruptcies. The aim of the amendment is, in particular, to revise some definitions, make it possible for creditors to file bankruptcy petitions, and to simplify logging of claims. For more details, please see the full article in this month's edition of PRO BONO.
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2011/10 EXPANSION OF LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO PERSONS IN MATERIAL NEED
The Amendment to Act No. 327/2005 Coll. on the Provision of Legal Assistance to Persons in Material Need has extended the availability of legal services provided by the Legal Aid Centre to a wider range of persons in material need, and to groups of people whose incomes exceed the statutory minimum wage. For this group, the amendment introduces the obligation to pay for some of the legal aid they receive.
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2011/10 NEW TAX ADMINISTRATION ACT
The amendment to the Tax Administration Act is part of a wider reform of the administration of tax and customs. The purpose of the reform is to streamline the administration of state income arising from tax and customs, as well as to simplify the tax process and customs administration, and eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy in the state administration.
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2011/10 ACT ON ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
A review by the European Union of legislation affecting the regulatory framework for electronic communications has resulted in the adoption of new directives. These directives revise the regulation of electronic communications in order to improve and decrease their price, while increasing their security, and in order to strengthen the rights of users. Due to the scope of the changes needed to transpose the directives into Slovak law, a new law on electronic communications has been adopted.
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2011/10 DENIAL OF PATERNITY BY HUSBANDS
The Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic in one of its non-compliance findings noted a discordance between the treatment of denial of paternity by husbands pursuant to § 86 paragraph 1 of the Family Code and the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. At present the National Council (i.e. Parliament) is at the time limit for adjusting the provision. If the time limit passes without adjustment this will result in the expiration of the provision in § 86 paragraph 1.
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2011/10 6 BEING PREPARED IN PARLIAMENT – AMENDMENT OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT
The purpose of this draft amendment to the Copyright Act is the introduction of so-called government licences into Slovak law. Public licences are widely recognised around the world, especially in information technology, and they are also used in Slovakia, despite their non-compliance with current applicable legislation.
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