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What are the essential Services of Justice Administration during the COVID-19 crisis in Spain?

Department of Justice, the General Council of Judicial Power and the General Attorney ‘s Office, agreed on the essential services of the judicial system in permanent dialogue with the different regions ( autonomous communities).

  1. Any judicial procedure that, if not practised, could cause irreparable damage.
  2. Involuntary internments due to mental disorder.
  3. Adoption of precautionary measures or other urgent actions, such as the child protection measures in article 158 of the Civil Code.
  4. Courts of violence against women will perform the services of a guard that correspond to them. In particular, they must ensure the dictation of protection orders and any precautionary measures regarding violence against women and minors.
  5. The Civil Registry will pay permanent attention during the hours of Public Attention care. In particular, they must ensure the issuance of licenses for burial, birth registrations and celebration of marriages of 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, entries and records, etc.
  7. Any action in judicial proceedings with prisoners or detainees.
  8. Critical actions in prison surveillance.
  9. In the contentious-administrative jurisdictional order, the urgent authorizations of health intervention which are urgent and not-postponable, fundamental rights whose resolution is critical, precautionary measures and urgent precautions, and contentious-electoral remedies.
  10. In the Employment jurisdictional order, the celebration of trials and preferential precautionary measures which are declared urgent by as well as processes such as of Employment Regulation Files and Temporary Employment Regulation Files.
  11. In general, the processes alleging violation of fundamental rights which 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, will adopt the measures that proceed in relation to the cessation of activity in the judicial dependencies where their respective headquarters are, and closing and / or eviction of the same in case it proceeded, bringing it to the attention and coordination with the competent Monitoring Commission

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