The Senate and Chamber of Deputies
of the Argentine Nation gathered
in Congress, etc.
Law:ARTICLE 1 Trust a Federal Court of First Instance with seat in the city of Caleta Olivia, province of Santa Cruz. ARTICLE 2 The court that is established will operate with three secretariats: one with competence in the Civil and Commercial, Administrative and Labour Disputes, one with competence in Tax and Previsional Executions and another with competence in the Criminal and Correctional matters.
The court shall have universal jurisdiction, except in electoral matters.Article 3 Modify the territorial competence of the Federal Court of First Instance of Comodoro Rivadavia, province of Chubut, whose competence will belong to the Court created by Article 1 and which will cover from the implementation of this law the following limits: to the North, boundary with the province of West Chubut (from the Atlantic Ocean to the international boundary with the Republic of Chile); to the East, the Atlantic Ocean (up to 200 miles inclusive); ARTICLE 4 Modify the territorial competence of the Federal Court of First Instance of Río Gallegos, province of Santa Cruz, whose competence will include the following limits: to the North, from the Port of San Julián, passing through the towns of Governor Gregores and Tamal Aike, to the city of Hipólito Yrigoyen without including them; to the East, the Atlantic Ocean; to the West, the border with the Republic of Chile and to the South with the margin south of Maglan. ARTICLE 5o Créanse UNA (1) Office of the First Instance and UNA (1) Official Public Defender ' s Office, which shall act before the Federal Magistrates ' Court established by article 1 of this Act, both with seat in the city of Caleta Olivia, province of Santa Cruz. ARTICLE 6 The Federal Chamber of Appeals of Comodoro Rivadavia shall be the High Court of the Court established by this law. The Oral Tribunal in the Federal Criminal Court of Comodoro Rivadavia will know in all matters concerning its material competence. ARTICLE 7 Refer to the positions of Judge, Registrars of the Court, Prosecutor of First Instance and Public Defender, with the corresponding allocations in the budgets of the Judiciary of the Nation, the Public Prosecutor ' s Office and the Public Ministry of Defence, and which will be affected by the Federal Court established by this law. ARTICLE 8 The Council of the Magistracy of the Nation, in exercise of its role, will provide what is necessary for the installation and operation of the bodies created by this law.
The judges of the Public Prosecutor ' s Office and the Public Defence Ministry established by this Act shall be appointed in accordance with the provisions of Act No. 24.946.Article 9 This law shall be implemented once the necessary budgetary provision is made for the attention of the expenditure required by its object, and shall be charged to the budget for the year 2007 corresponding to the Judiciary of the Nation, the Public Prosecutor ' s Office and the Public Ministry of Defence.
The judge, the officials and the employees who are appointed in the positions created, shall take possession of the same when the said financial condition is given.ARTICLE 10 Contact the national executive branch.
DADA IN THE SESSION OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN GOOD AIRES TO THE NEW DAYS OF THE MAYME OF DOS MIL SIETE.
ALBERTO BALESTRINI. . JOSE J. B. PAMPURO. . Enrique Hidalgo. . Juan H. Estrada.