Taking a cue from the Byzantine Emperor Justinian’s Corpus Juris Civilis, Argentina is in the final stages of creating a compilation of national legislation known as the “Primer Diegsto Jurídico Argentino” This is a project to analyze, systematize and harmonize all national laws since the 1850s. Redundant and obsolete laws will be identified and removed from the statute books.
Over 200 academics, judges, attorneys and legislators have been working on this monumental project since 2005. They have analyzed around 30,000 laws since 1853.
In July, the Argentine executive branch presented an initial draft to the congress. On Thursday and Friday of this week, a major conference will convene in Buenos Aires to discuss how specific areas of law will be impacted by the Digesto Jurídico Argentino.
Information about the national conference, including a list of speakers is available at:
Primer Congreso Nacional del Digesto Jurídico Argentino
September 1 and September 2, 2011