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Business law in Spain

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Judicial power is largely independent in Spain; however, it was affected by the Basque county terrorism to the extent that judiciary employees and policemen were the target of the separatist group ETA.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Foreign nationals can expect an impartial proceeding in judicial matters.
The Language of Justice
Recourse to an Interpreter
Possible but only those selected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
Spanish laws' foundations are in the 1978 Constitution, then in the Community Directives from 1986. The judicial system of the county is based on a civil right system with regional variations. Spain accepts the mandatory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) with reservations.
Checking National Laws Online
1978 Constitution in English

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