Las facultades de las víctimas en la investigación penal

Por Marcela Blanco y Javier Coronado, Socios de Diaz Reus Bogotá.
Recientemente, la Sala de Casación Penal de la Corte Suprema de Justicia en la sentencia SP-3579-2020 (23.09.2020) analizó la participación de la víctima dentro del proceso penal de la Ley 906 de 2004 y explicó que, si bien ella no tiene las mismas facultades investigativas de la Fiscalía, sí cuenta con facultades particulares para participar activamente en la investigación penal.

The Department of State Redesignated Cuba on the SST List

On January 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) redesignated Cuba on the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism (“SST List”) for “repeatedly providing support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to terrorists.” DOS based its decision on the continuous support by Cuba of the Maduro regime in Venezuela and on Cuba’s refusal to extradite to Colombia certain leaders of the National Liberation Army (ELN), a U.S. designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. DOS held Cuba accountable for harboring individuals wanted or convicted in the U.S. for violent crimes, including an individual on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s List of Most Wanted Terrorists.

The petroleum industry in Nigeria

By Mohammed A. Abubakar, Partner at Fortuna Chambers and member of DRT International Law Firm & Alliance.
The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is currently under legislative consideration having passed its second reading on 20th October 2020 and represents the most comprehensive review of the legal framework for the oil and gas sector in Nigeria since the industry began commercial operations in the 1960s. The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), an omnibus law is meant to regulate the entire sphere of the industry and repeal most existing oil and gas legislations.