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From this Tuesday, both citizens and legal professionals will have access to the indications of the five courtrooms of the Supreme Court as well as the agreements of its governing room thanks to its new transparency portal.

The new platform, as pointed out by the Court, will allow a simple and orderly access to a large amount of public information such as distribution rules as well as, and for the first time, other information that to date Was not accessible to the public.

To be informed of the agreements adopted by the Government Room, to know the agenda of the meetings of this body, as well as the indications of each of its five rooms will be possible from now on, even getting to know the institutional agendas Of the president of the Supreme Court, Carlos Lesmes, as well as the vice president of the high court, Ángel Juanes.

Not forgetting that this new transparency portal will also offer the possibility of accessing the economic information of the Supreme Court, being able to know data such as the budget for protocol expenses that has assigned the Tribunal or the expenses that are being carried out.

With this new portal, the Supreme Court completes its process of extending the transparency policy to the organs of the government of the courts initiated by the General Council of the Judiciary in November 2015.

How to access the Transparency Portal of the Supreme Court?

You can access the new Transparency Portal by clicking here.

It should be remembered that this new portal can also be accessed as the Transparency Portals of the National Court and the seventeen Supreme Courts of Justice, through the Transparency Portal of the General Council of the Judiciary.

As reported by the media Mar España, director of the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD), the first draft of the draft law amending the Organic Law on Data Protection (LOPD) is expected to see The light next March of 2017.

And, in order to allow Parliament to approve the amendment of the law in May 2018, the task of preparing the draft that adapts the LOPD to the new European data protection regulation is undoubtedly one of the priorities of the Agency Spanish Data Protection at present.

The words of its director in the celebration of the IX Privacy Forum of the Data Privacy Institute made it possible to glimpse, as he said that he is working “actively” in the public law section of the General Commission of Codification of the Ministry of Justice for this.

Regarding the contents of this draft, Mar España acknowledged that the friendly criterion in the implementation of the regulation should be given priority, trying to promote the friendly resolution of conflicts through extrajudicial and extra-administrative mechanisms.

Despite this, it should be remembered that, once the body has been drafted, the Government will have to put it into circulation through the General Commission of Secretaries of State and Undersecretaries.

Who is Theresa May?

It is a British policy, leader of the Conservative Party and Unionist and prime minister of the United Kingdom.

Following the resignation of Cameron as Prime Minister after the results of the referendum on EU membership, May announced her candidacy to succeed him and, after Andrea Leadsom’s resignation from her candidacy as a conservative leader, remained the only candidate. Thus, on July 11, 2016 was named leader of the Conservative Party and two days later assumed the position of prime minister thus becoming the second woman to hold the position of British Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher.

What does Theresa May want?

Britain’s prime minister is ready for the United Kingdom to regain its dominant position on the old continent by placing its country as one of the most important centers of international trade despite its departure from the EU.

How does Theresa May want to achieve her goal?

Mostly on the basis of trade agreements since the Brexit seems that could be putting at risk the stability of the British economy and companies.

What is May’s program?

– Negotiate a trade agreement with the EU during the two-year period the United Kingdom will leave the Union. In this way, it tries to prevent that the economy of United Kingdom collapses if a commercial pact is not concluded in time.

– Negotiate a trade agreement with the United States and its new president Donald Trump. The new US president seems willing to sign the agreement with the United Kingdom but as professionals anticipate in the matter everything seems that this will benefit the United States more than the British.

– Negotiate your membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO). Its conditions are those of each EU country but an unfamiliar front is now open since there is no guarantee that the commercial benefits will continue to be applied.

You are a lawyer? Are you studying law? Are you passionate about cinema? Today, Cortizo Abogados brings you a list of movies that every lover of this craft should see to feel the passion of this precious profession.

In the name of the father (1993)
Belfast, 70. Gerry (Day-Lewis) is a thug who does nothing to the chagrin of his father Giuseppe (Postlethwaite), a quiet and educated man. When Gerry confronts the IRA, his father sends him to England. Once there, by whims of chance, he is accused of participating in a terrorist attack and sentenced to life imprisonment with “the four of Guildford.” His father is also arrested and imprisoned. In prison Gerry discovers that the apparent fragility of his father actually hides a great inner strength. With the help of a lawyer given to the cause (Thompson), Gerry intends to prove his innocence, cleanse the name of his father and make public the truth about one of the most regrettable legal errors in recent history in Ireland.

Erin Brockovich (2000)
Erin Brockovich is a single mother who gets a job in a small law firm. His unconventional personality will make his beginnings not very encouraging, but everything will change when he decides to investigate the strange case of clients suffering from a suspected disease.

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
In 1948, three years after the end of World War II (1939-1945), four judges, accomplices of the Nazi policy of sterilization and ethnic cleansing, are to be tried in Nuremberg. About Dan Haywood (Spencer Tracy), a retired US judge, has the important responsibility of presiding over this trial against Nazi war crimes.

The firm (1993)
Mitch McDeere (Tom Cruise), a bright young lawyer fresh from Harvard faculty, is seduced by the promises and gifts of a prestigious Memphis law firm. However, very soon you will have reasons to start suspecting that something strange is happening in the powerful company.

Presumed Innocent (1990) 
A prestigious attorney (Harrison Ford) from the district attorney’s office is charged with the rape and death of a colleague (Greta Scacchi) with whom he held a torrid extramarital affair. Although he pleads not guilty, it appears that all evidence is evidence of his guilt

The Verdict (1982)
On the way home Luc and his wife witness an attempted robbery. Luc intervenes and the thief leaves him unconscious. Three weeks later, he wakes up and receives the tragic news of his wife’s death during the incident. Luc manages to identify the culprit, who due to a procedural error is released. From that moment his only obsession will be revenge.

The Devil’s Advocate (1997) 
Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) is a young, brilliant lawyer who has never lost a case. He lives in Florida and seems happy with his wife Mary Ann (Charlize Theron). One day, he is visited by a New York lawyer who represents a powerful law firm that intends to hire him. At the head of the prestigious company is John Milton (Al Pacino), a worldly man, bright and charismatic, hosting very dark plans with respect to Lomax.

A Few Good Men (1992)
Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee is a young and promising Navy lawyer who has an excellent reputation. His superiors entrust him with the defense of two Marines accused of murder. At first glance, the case does not seem complicated. But when you have to deal with Colonel Nathan R. Jessup, Commander-in-Chief of the Guantanamo base, new clues will come to light that will make the case take on unsuspected dimensions.

Philadelphia (1993)
Andrew Beckett, a young and promising Philadelphia lawyer, is fired from the prestigious law firm where he works when his bosses learn he has contracted AIDS. He then decides to sue the company for unfair dismissal, but initially no lawyer agrees to defend his case.

12 Angry Men (1957)
The twelve members of a jury must judge a teenager accused of having killed his father. All but one are convinced of the guilt of the accused. The one who dissents tries with his reasoning to introduce into the debate a reasonable doubt that causes his colleagues to reconsider so that they change the meaning of their vote.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Adaptation of the homonymous novel of Harper Lee. Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) is a lawyer who defends a black man accused of raping a white woman in the Southern Great Depression. Although the man’s innocence is evident, the jury’s verdict is so predictable that no lawyer would accept the case, except Atticus Finch, the city’s most respected citizen. His compassionate and brave defense of an innocent man makes him enmity, but he grants the respect and admiration of his two children, motherless.

Primal Fear (Primal Fear, 1996)
Edward Norton makes his shudder in this entertaining legal intrigue that tells the story of a famous lawyer who risked his prestige in defending a young altar boy accused of brutally murdering an archbishop. An incredibly effective but also effective script, a Richard Gere who at least prints his star status, the gorgeous Laura Linney and the pleasure of contemplating the aforementioned Norton (more specifically, of contemplating Roy) do the rest. I suspect that, from a psychiatric and legal point of view, the film has more loopholes than Aaron’s little angel, but as a commercial film is highly recommended.

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Mickey Haller (McConaughey), a clever Los Angeles lawyer, has specialized in defending petty criminals from the slums. When presented with the opportunity to defend young Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), a wealthy Beverly Hills heir accused of attempted murder of a prostitute, his career is overturned, as this means earning a much higher income than usual . However, although the case is apparently simple, everything is becoming more complicated as the investigation progresses …

Fracture (2007)
Willy Beachum (Ryan Gosling) is a young and ambitious prosecutor whose career is starting to take off. On the other hand, Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) is a middle-aged engineer who has just shot his wife (Embeth Davidtz) in cold blood. Fate will face them in the subsequent trial. Crawford turns out to be an individual as complex and unpredictable as the crime he has committed, so that Willy’s accusations begin to crumble at the same time as his professional future.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Accused of murdering his wife, Andrew Dufresne (Tim Robbins), after being sentenced to life in prison, he is sent to Shawshank Prison. Over the years he will earn the trust of the center’s director and the respect of his fellow prisoners, especially Red (Morgan Freeman), the boss of the bribe mafia.

The consequences of Brexit continue to occur in the United Kingdom. The decision to leave the European Union brought with it a sea of doubts for many of its citizens and with the passage of time, some of its worst omens begin to be fulfilled.

The last, the rise in prices. And, as reported by the National Statistics Office (ONS), inflation in the United Kingdom stood at 1.2% in November, producing the highest rate since October 2014.

The figure, which continues with a bullish trend, is beginning to cause serious concern to some of the country’s citizens, since the index registered a rise to those recorded in previous months when it remained at 0.3%, as occurred in the months of January , February, April and May, or 0.5% in March and June.

Analysts consider that the fact that the price measure of a set of products has tripled is mainly due to the increase in the prices of clothing and fuel mainly. However, as reported in a statement by the ONS, the falls recorded in air and sea transport rates as well as the increase in the cost of the group several goods and services for leisure and culture also influenced.

“The softer trajectory of the pound sterling in November has softened the inflationary pressure on commodity import businesses, but consumer prices continued the bullish trend, mainly due to the increase in the cost of clothing and fuel,” he acknowledged The head of ONS inflation data, Mike Prestwood.

The European Union and the United States have reached an important agreement on data protection that will serve to ensure the protection of the same between the entities of the old continent and the United States.

In this way, the protection of the data that the police authorities and judicial bodies of the United States and the European Union will protect will be protected by a new text that deals with protecting mainly questions related to personal data such as Names, addresses or criminal records.

The agreement comes with the intention of preventing and detecting criminal offenses on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean as well as being able to fight and deal with terrorism.

“Finally, there will be high binding standards and guaranteed rights for citizens on both sides of the Atlantic in the exchange of data between police forces and other competent authorities,” said Jan Philipp Albrecht, responsible for the parliamentary processing of the text in the European Parliament .

However, as explained by the German, this agreement is not a “legal basis for the transfer of data” since it reiterated “is the protection of data that are already legally exchanged.”

What rights does the text guarantee for citizens of the EU and the United States?

– Be informed in case of failure to protect the data.

– Correct the incorrect information.

– Go to court.

After announcing the intentions of the new president of the United States to withdraw his country from the Trans-Pacific Economic Cooperation Agreement (TPP), many speculations have begun to take place in some of the countries that are part of this treaty.

It should be recalled that the Treaty, signed on 4 February 2016 in New Zealand, is a free trade agreement between several countries in the Pacific Rim which addresses issues of public policy, such as reductions in trade barriers, The possibility of establishing a common intellectual property framework, the strengthening of labor law standards and environmental law, among others.

Many voices have come to the scene to warn that without the United States this treaty will lose weight but neither have they missed those who have not hesitated to announce that the agreement will continue on its way despite the American country leaving the Treaty have not been lacking.

However, Donald Trump’s remarks about the measures he intends to take when it is next January proclaimed the country’s new president also seem to have served other countries to call for passage with a new alternative trade treaty.

And its main driver is China. The Asian country could see how Trump’s decision could pave the way for a long time. And this is none other than the implementation of a treaty that does not exclude the Asian giant, as did the TPP, and that allows tariff reductions rather than open economies and set labor standards and environmental.

Law 39/2015 of 1 October on the Common Administrative Procedure of Public Administrations and Law 40/2015 of 1 October on the legal regime of the public sector have recently entered into force to encourage the digitization of Public Administrations of our country.

And the relationship with the electronic media (ad extra) and the relationship with the other Administrations and institutions of the State, (ad intra) are the best indicative of the reform that the big data has brought to our society in recent years .
In fact, as analyzed by a study by the technology consultancy Capgemini, IDC (International Data Corporation) and the business school Politecnico di Milano, the way of organizing documents and the relationship of citizens with Administrations continues to improve To the European average.

The Commission for the Reform of Public Administrations (CORA) already acknowledged in its report in June 2013 the need to promote these measures simultaneously under the “conviction that a competitive economy requires public administrations Efficient, transparent and agile “.

For this reason, these new measures for electronic administration have come into force with the intention of improving the agility of administrative procedures and with the aim of reducing processing times.

In the report prepared by the consultancy under the name 13th Benchmark Measurement of European Government Services, it has been analyzed to what extent European governments are taking advantage of the online environment to serve their citizens and companies. Among its conclusions, the progress made in Europe is noteworthy, as the digitization indicators of administrations have grown by 8%, reaching an average of 61% on the old continent. In addition, the digitization of Spain is above the European average, with 68% occupy the fifteenth place in the 33 countries analyzed.

However, although the standard has recently come into force, provisions such as electronic registration of powers of attorney, electronic registration, registration of authorized public employees, electronic general access point of the Administration and electronic single file, Will produce effects two years after the entry into force of the law.

With the intention of strengthening its currency and also aiming to gain credibility with major international investors, China intends to open its capital markets abroad.

Therefore, the Chinese government is implementing in recent days measures such as the Shenzhen Connect, which connects the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with Hong Kong with the intention that the latter’s brokers can operate that market freely with the rest of the world.

And it is that, just as it works on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the Hong Kong administrative region wants to claim the funds of the investors from all over the world and for this they pretend to give them freedom, thus obviating the different licenses and bureaucratic permits that finally and in the end End up paralyzing the intentions of the foreign investor.

Experts in the matter of the West have not hesitated to see this measure as China’s approach to international investment standards despite the fact that the Asian country continues to maintain levels of control superior to other bags like those of Wall Street or Europe.

It should also be recalled that with the recent election of the President of the United States, the speed of these measures can be increased since it should not be forgotten that to date there is a great dependence on the US dollar since many of its international investors Are still reluctant to renminbi or yuan, the country’s currency.

In fact, Chinese reserves are concentrated in dollars which could have negative effects in the event of a hypothetical depreciation of the dollar in the future.

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