The General Council of the Judiciary, the State Attorney General and the Ministry of JusticeIn permanent dialogue with the autonomous communities, they have agreed on essential services to guarantee effective judicial protection throughout the national territory in the face of the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through the commitment reached by the three institutions, the following actions are guaranteed:

1. Any judicial procedure that, if not practiced, could cause irreparable damage.

2. Urgent internments of article 763 of the Law of Civil Procedure (non-voluntary internments due to mental disorder).

3. The adoption of precautionary measures or other unavoidable actions, such as the measures for the protection of minors in article 158 of the Civil Code.

4. Courts for violence against women will perform the corresponding guard services. In particular, they must ensure the issuance of protection orders and any precautionary measures regarding violence against women and minors.

5. The Civil Registry will pay permanent attention during the hearing hours. In particular, they must ensure the issuance of burial licenses, birth registration in a peremptory period and the celebration of marriages in Article 52 of the Civil Code.

6. Proceedings with detainees and others that cannot be postponed, such as the adoption of urgent precautionary measures, removal of bodies, entrances and searches, etc.

7. Any action in cause with prisoners or detainees.

8. Urgent actions in prison surveillance.

9. In the contentious-administrative jurisdictional order, the sanitary, urgent and unavoidable entry authorizations, fundamental rights whose resolution is urgent, precautionary and precautionary measures that are urgent, and contentious-electoral remedies.

10. In the social jurisdictional order, the holding of judgments declared urgent by law and urgent and preferential precautionary measures, as well as the processes of Employment Regulation Files and Temporary Employment Regulation Files.

11. In general, the processes in which violation of fundamental rights is alleged and that are urgent and preferential (those whose postponement would prevent or make the claimed judicial protection very burdensome).

12. The President of the Superior Court of Justice, the President of the Provincial Court and the Judge Dean will adopt the appropriate measures regarding the cessation of activity in the judicial dependencies in which their respective headquarters are located, and their closure and / or eviction if applicable, informing and coordinating with the competent Monitoring Commission.



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