Basic Law Relationship International Of The Autonomous Territorial Entities.

Original Language Title: LEY BÁSICA DE RELACIONAMIENTO INTERNACIONAL DE LAS ENTIDADES TERRITORIALES AUTÓNOMAS.

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LAW 699

2015 JUNE 1 LAW

EVO MORALES AYMA

CONSTITUTIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA

For the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, it has sanctioned The following Law:

THE PLURINATIONAL LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY,

DECRETA:

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP LAW

OF AUTONOMOUS TERRITORIAL ENTITIES

TITLE I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

CHAPTER I

OBJECT, SCOPE, AND REACH

Article 1. (OBJECT). This Basic Law is intended to regulate the exercise of the international relationship

of the autonomous territorial entities, subject to the shared competence with the central level of the State, established in the number 5 of the Paragraph I of Article 299 of the Constitution of the State.

Article 2. (SCOPE OF APPLICATION). It applies to the autonomous territorial entities, in coordination with the

Executive Body of the central level of the State.

Article 3. (REACH). The Inter-Institutional Agreements of International Character and the Instruments

International Autonomics governed by this Law, shall be limited exclusively to the own privileges of the territorial entities They are self-employed in the framework of the Foreign Policy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

CHAPTER II

PRINCIPLES, PURPOSES, AND DEFINITIONS

Article 4. (PRINCIPLES). In the framework of the Foreign Policy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the

international relations of the autonomous territorial entities, is governed by the following general principles:

Coordination. The harmonious relationship of the autonomous territorial entities and the central level of the State, the basis of their international relations.

Complementarity. It is based on the necessary concurrence of actions of the entities Autonomous territorial units at the central level of the State, in accordance with the Exterior.

Integration. International relations of the autonomous territorial entities, within the framework of the union and the twinning of the peoples, to achieve their development.

Solidarity. They will develop their international relationship, for the satisfaction of collective needs.

Living Well. It is the civilizational and cultural horizon for which life is valued collectively, complementary and supportive, ensuring consensus, identity and balance between what surrounds us, between ourselves and with oneself, to establish relationships of brotherhood between peoples and nations of the world, through the communal energy of change.

Article 5. (FINES). Constitute purposes of this Law:

Promote the insertion of autonomous territorial entities in the management of their international relations.

Strengthening the international relationship of the autonomous territorial entities in the exercise of the assigned constitutional powers.

Contributing to the development of the autonomous territorial entities, to through its international relationship.

Article 6. (DEFINITIONS). For the purposes of this Law, it is understood by:

International relations of autonomous territorial entities. Links establishing autonomous territorial entities with subnational entities from other States, with instances dependent on international organizations at the same subnational level, in accordance with regulations and regulations in force in the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

Framework Agreement. An international instrument subscribed between States, establishing their areas of action, rights and obligations, whatever their name.

Participation in International Organizations. Formal intervention of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in International Organizations or Organizations, approved by the ratification or accession of its founding or founding instruments.

International Relationship. The Inter-institutional Agreement of International Nature and the International Autonomous Instrument, are the instruments of International Relation determined for the autonomous territorial entities, signed prior express agreement of the Foreign Ministry.

Interagency Agreement of International Character. Legal instrument, whatever its name, subscribed by the autonomous territorial entities with subnational entities of other States, or instances

dependent on international organizations at the same subnational level, as established by the Framework Agreement or Multilateral International Instrument signed and ratified by the Plurinational State of Bolivia, which involve specific obligations or responsibilities between the parties, in the framework of the powers and powers of the autonomous territorial entities established by the Constitution of the State and the rules in force.

International Autonomic Instrument. Legal instrument, whatever its name, which does not require the Framework Agreement, signed by the autonomous territorial entities with subnational entities of other States, or bodies dependent on international organizations the same subnational level, in accordance with the competencies and responsibilities established for these autonomous territorial entities in the State Political Constitution and current regulations.

TITLE II

RESPONSIBILITIES and

I

RESPONSIBILITIES

Article 7. (RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AUTONOMOUS TERRITORIAL ENTITIES). In the

shared competence framework provided for in paragraph 5 of paragraph 5 of Article 299 of the Constitution of the State, the following responsibilities are laid down:

Autonomous Governments Departmental:

Develop, approve, and execute your development legislation for the exercise of your international relationship, within the framework of your privileges and the State Foreign Policy.

Issue development legislation for the exercise of the international relationship of regional autonomous governments in their jurisdiction.

Meeting the International Protocol in coordination with the central level of the State and regulate internal procedures for such an effect.

Designate Subnational Commission Abroad, in the framework of this Law and its development legislation.

Municipal Autonomous Governments and Indigenous Indigenous Autonomies Peasant:

elaborate, approve and implement its development legislation for the exercise of its international relations, within the framework of its powers and the State's Foreign Policy.

Fulfilling the International Protocol in coordination with the level of State central and regulate internal procedures for this purpose.

Designate Subnational Commission Abroad, under this Law and its development legislation.

Previous delegation or transfer of the shared competence established in the Constitution of the Status, Regional Autonomous Governments may:

Reglamenting and executing the procedure for the celebration of Instruments of International Relation.

Meeting the International Protocol in coordination with the central level of the State and regulating procedures internal to that effect.

Designate Subnational Commission Abroad, in the framework of this Law.

Article 8. (BAN). No International Relation Instrument subscribed by the entities

autonomous territorial, may contravene the international commitments entered into and ratified by the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

Article 9. (RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SUBSCRIPTION).

International Relation Instruments

will be subscribed by the Maximum Authority of the executive instance of the autonomous territorial entities, or by the server or the public servant expressly delegated to the effect by that Authority.

Article 10. (EXCLUSIVE).

International of the Autonomous Territorial Entities:

The private and exclusive powers of the central level of the State, except that the latter is expressly delegated or transferred, in accordance with the provisions of the Political Constitution of the State.

2. The matters provided for in Paragraph II of Article 257 of the Constitution of the State, Article 8 of

Law No. 401 of the Celebration of Treaties, and other legal provisions in force.

CHAPTER II

Article 11 (REQUIREMENTS).

I. For the subscription of Inter-Institutional Agreements of the International Character of the Autonomous Territorial Entities, the following requirements must be met:

Enmarking in the Bolivian Foreign Policy.

Subscribe in accordance with the Framework Agreement or Multilateral International Instrument, previously ratified by the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

Acredit previously the express conformity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs enable your negotiation, subscription or modification, as

Subscribe with subnational entities from other states, with which the Plurinational State of Bolivia maintains diplomatic relations.

Subscribe with organizations dependent on Organizations International of the same subnational level, in which the Plurinational State of Bolivia formally participates.

Adating to the regulations established by him or the Governing Bodies.

II. The Agreements Inter-institutional matters of international character to be signed by the territorial entities Autonomous, binding

to specific responsibilities between the parties, within the framework of the competencies and attributions established by the Constitution of the State and the current regulations.

III. International will be regulated by the respective laws of development of each of

the autonomous territorial entities; for their negotiation, subscription or modification, as appropriate, they must:

Enmarking on the Bolivian Foreign Policy, not requiring the prior subscription of a Framework Agreement.

Subscribe with subnational entities from other States, with which the Plurinational State of Bolivia maintains diplomatic relations.

Subscribe with dependent instances of International Organizations of the same subnational level, in which the Plurinational State of Bolivia formally participates.

Get previously express conformity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

IV. The International Autonomous Instruments of the autonomous territorial entities, will have as objective

specific the twinning, approach or expression of interest regarding the exchange of experiences and good practices, assistance technique and knowledge exchange.

Article 12. (EXPRESS AGREEMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS).

I. The autonomous territorial entities in order to the negotiation, subscription or modification of the Instruments of

International Relation, must first apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the conformity express.

II. The request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs must be accompanied by technical and legal reports

backed with a background to justify them.

III. Revised background, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, prior to the reasoned report, will accept, reject or

will require the necessary complementarities of the application, in order to issue the express conformity if applicable.

Article 13. (APPROVAL).

I. The approval of the International Relation Instruments subscribed by the autonomous territorial entities,

will be in charge of its legislative body and will be adapted to its respective regional regulations.

II. Approval referred to in the previous paragraph, determines the validity of the " International Relation Instruments

.

Article 14. (NULLITY AND LIABILITY).

I. The instruments of International Relation that exceed the competences of the territorial entities

autonomous, violate the mandates of the Constitution of the State, the legal system and the present Law, will be as null and void, and must be denounced and/or renegotiated by the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

II. The representatives of the autonomous territorial entities that subscribe to Inter-Institutional Instruments of Character

International outside the scope of their competences assigned by the Constitution of the State and in contradiction With the Foreign Policy, they will be subject to the procedures established in the framework of the liability regime for the civil service, according to current regulations.

Article 15. (REFERRAL AND FILE). Once the International Relation Instruments have been signed,

as well as its approval, the autonomous territorial entities will have to forward them with a mandatory character to the Historical Archive of Treaties and Institutional Memory. of the Foreign Relations of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, dependent on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for its corresponding registration, custody and publication in the Official Gazette of Treaties, without prejudice to other dissemination mechanisms which have the autonomous territorial entities.

TITLE III

INTERINSTITUTIONAL COORDINATION AND FINANCING

CHAPTER I

COORDINATION

Article 16. (TECHNICAL COORDINATION).

I. The autonomous territorial entities shall inform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the designation of their

responsible bodies for international relations, in order to comply with the permanent technical coordination.

II. When the participation and regulation of other instances of the central level of the State is required, this coordination will be

executed through the corresponding Rector Body.

Article 17. (COORDINATION WITH THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS). The instances

in charge of the international relations of the autonomous territorial entities, in an enunciative and non-limiting way, have the responsibility to coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for:

Ensure that all International Relation Instruments have the express conformity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, prior to their negotiation, subscription or modification, as appropriate.

Coordinate the proper implementation and implementation of their relationship international, in the framework of the State's Foreign Policy.

Require technical advice and training for their international relations with their counterparts in other States and with organizations dependent on organizations

To credit the Subnational Commission on Foreign Affairs, which makes international relations efforts.

Article 18. (TRAINING). The servers and public servants of the authorities responsible for the international relations of the autonomous territorial entities, will be able to access training and updating under the guidelines and guidelines of the Academy Plurinational Diplomat and the General Directorate of the Plurinational State Ceremony, which are dependent on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Article 19. (PROTOCOL).

I. The autonomous territorial entities shall designate their

or other

entities as relevant to the compliance with protocol functions.

II. The International Protocol will coordinate with the General Directorate of the Plurinational State Ceremony, under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Article 20. (SUBNATIONAL COMMISSION ON THE OUTSIDE).

I. For the fulfillment of specific and temporary tasks duly justified in relation to international relations

and in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the autonomous territorial entities will be able to propose Under its institutional budgets, the Subnational Commission Abroad for a maximum period of 40 (forty) business days, fractionable days per year and each country of destination.

II. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will admit the Applications for accreditation from the Subnational Commission in the

Foreign policy, subject to the guidelines of the Foreign Policy and prior to the presentation of its work plan. Once accredited, it will fulfill the tasks entrusted in coordination and under the supervision of the Head of the respective Diplomatic Mission, to whom it will raise reports of its activities.

III. In case of refusal of the request for accreditation proposal, it will be returned with the corresponding report

motivated, for its subhealing, correction, or complementation.

CHAPTER II

FINANCIAL

Article 21. (FINANCING MANAGEMENT). The autonomous territorial entities will be able to manage

financing and external donations, in coordination with the Governing Bodies of the central level of the State, in the framework of the current regulations.

ADDITIONAL PROVISION

ONLY. The international relations of the autonomous territorial entities with natural or legal persons

of private law of another State, must comply with the regulations in force and be framed in the regulations of the Rectors

TRANSIENT Provisions

FIRST. The autonomous territorial entities shall conform to the provisions of this Law, the regulations

previously issued on international relations.

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I. The International Relation Instruments, any other name, entered into by the entities

autonomous territorial entities prior to the enactment of this Law, are presumed to be valid, as long as they do not affect the State interests do not contravene the principles enshrined in the Constitution of the State.

II. It is up to the autonomous territorial entities to inform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the

international instruments, whatever their name, subscribed by them prior to this Law and that they are contrary to the Constitution of the State, in order to promote its denunciation and/or eventual renegotiation, as appropriate.

III. For the purposes of the preceding paragraph, the autonomous territorial entities shall submit the report respective

attaching the international instruments relevant, within a maximum of one hundred and twenty (120) days from the enactment of this Law.

FINAL PROVISIONS

FIRST. The autonomous territorial entities in the exercise of their autonomy, will allocate the resources

necessary for the fulfillment of their functions and responsibilities established in this Law.

SECOND. The Council for the Sectoral Coordination of International Relation, created in the framework of Law

No. 031 of 19 July 2010, will have the mandate to establish guidelines and guidelines for an efficient international relationship of autonomous territorial entities, subject to the Foreign Policy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

THIRD. Is paragraph II of Article 3 of Law No 401 of 18 September 2013 amended?Law of

Celebration of Treaties?, with the following wording:

II. The provisions of this Law do not apply to international relations instruments subscribed by territorial entities. standalone, which are governed by Special Law.?

Remit to the Executive Body for constitutional purposes.

It is given in the Session Room of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, at the twenty-nine days of May

of the year two thousand fifteen.

Fdo. Jose Alberto Gonzales Samaniego, Lilly Gabriela Montano Viana , Ruben Medinaceli Ortiz, Maria Argene

Simoni Cuellar, A. Claudia Torrez Diez, Erick Moron Osinaga.

Therefore, it was enacted so that it has and will comply as the Law of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

Palace of Government of the city of La Paz, on the first day of June of the year two thousand fifteen.

FDO. EVO MORALES AYMA, David Choquehuanca Cespedes, Juan Ramón Quintana Taborga, Hugo José

Siles Nunez del Prado.