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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Act No. 699 Act of 1 June 2015 EVO MORALES AYMA President constitutional of the PLURINATIONAL State of BOLIVIA, by how much, the plurinational Legislative Assembly, has sanctioned the following law: the Assembly Legislative PLURINATIONAL, DECREES: law basic of relationship international of LAS organizations territorial autonomous title I provisions General Chapter I object, scope and scope article 1. (OBJECT). This basic law is to regulate the exercise of the international relationship of autonomous territorial entities, subject to the competition shared with the central State level, established in paragraph 5 of the first paragraph of the article 299 of the political Constitution of the State.
Article 2. (SCOPE OF APPLICATION). Applies to the autonomous territorial entities, in coordination with the Executive branch of the central level of the State.
Article 3. (SCOPE). Interinstitutional agreements of international and regional international instruments regulated by this law, shall be confined exclusively to the responsibility of the autonomous territorial entities that subscribe to them, in the context of the foreign policy of the plurinational State of Bolivia.
Chapter II principles, purposes and definitions article 4. (PRINCIPLES). In the context 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. Harmonious relationship of the autonomous territorial entities and the central level of the State, based on its international relations.

Complementarity. It rests on the necessary concurrence of actions of the autonomous territorial entities together with the central level of the State, according to foreign policy.

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

Solidarity. The autonomous territorial entities will develop its international relations to satisfy collective needs.

Live well. It is the horizon civilizing and cultural by which is valued life collective, complementary and supportive, assuring the consensus, identity, and the balance between what surrounds us, among us and with yourself, establish relations of brotherhood among peoples and Nations in the world, using the communal power of change.
Article 5. (FINNISH). For purposes of this law are: promote the inclusion of the autonomous territorial entities in the management of their international relations.

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

Contribute to the development of the autonomous territorial entities, through its international relations.
Article 6. (DEFINITIONS). For the purposes of this Act, means: international relations of autonomous territorial entities. Links that establish the autonomous territorial entities with subnational entities of other States, with dependent instances of international organizations to the sub-national level, in accordance with rules and regulations in the plurinational State of Bolivia.

Framework agreement. International instrument signed between States, establishing its areas of action, rights and obligations, regardless of their denomination.

Participation in international organizations. Formal intervention of the plurinational State of Bolivia in agencies or international organizations, approved by the ratification or accession of its founding constituent instruments.

Instruments of international relations. The interinstitutional agreement of international and regional international instrument, are the instruments of international relationship determined for the autonomous territorial entities, subscribed prior expresses conformity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Interinstitutional agreement of international character. Instrument legal, whatever their denomination, signed by the regional autonomous entities with other States, or dependent instances subnational entities of international organizations to the sub-national level, as established by the framework agreement or Multilateral international instrument signed and ratified by the plurinational State of Bolivia, which involve obligations or specific responsibilities between the parties, within the framework of the competences and functions of the autonomous territorial entities established by the political Constitution of the State and the regulations in force.

International regional instrument. Instrument legal, whatever its name, which requires no framework agreement, signed by the regional autonomous entities with subnational entities of other States, or dependent instances of international organizations at the subnational level, subject to the powers and responsibilities set forth for such autonomous territorial entities in the political Constitution of the State and the regulations in force.
Title II responsibilities and procedures Chapter I responsibilities article 7. (RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AUTONOMOUS TERRITORIAL ENTITIES). The framework of the shared competence provided for in paragraph 5 of the first paragraph of the article 299 of the political Constitution of the State, lays down the following responsibilities: departmental autonomous governments: develop, approve and implement its law of development for the exercise of its international relations, in the framework of its terms of reference and the foreign policy of the State.

Issue the laws of development for the office of international relations of the regional autonomous governments within their jurisdiction.

Comply with the international Protocol in coordination with the central State level and regulate the internal procedures for this purpose.

Designate subnational Commission abroad, within the framework of this law and its law of development.

Autonomous municipal governments and autonomous indigenous native peasant: develop, approve and implement its law of development for the exercise of its international relations, in the framework of its terms of reference and the foreign policy of the State.

Comply with the international Protocol in coordination with the central State level and regulate the internal procedures for this purpose.

Designate subnational Commission abroad, within the framework of this law and its law of development.

Prior delegation or transfer of shared competence established in the political Constitution of the State, the regional autonomous governments may: regulate and run the procedure of holding of instruments of its international relations.

Comply with the international Protocol in coordination with the central State level and regulate the internal procedures for this purpose.

Designate subnational Commission abroad, within the framework of this law.
Article 8. (PROHIBITION). No instrument of international relations signed by the autonomous territorial entities, may contravene international commitments signed and ratified by the plurinational State of Bolivia.
Article 9. (RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SUBSCRIPTION). Instruments of international relations will be signed by the maximum authority of the Executive of the autonomous territorial entities, or instance by the servant or the public servant expressly delegated for that purpose by the said authority.
Article 10. (EXCLUSIONS). They are excluded from the material scope of the instruments of international relations of the autonomous territorial entities: custodial and competences exclusive of the central level of the State, unless the latter was delegated or transferred expressly, as provided in the political Constitution of the State.
2. the matters referred to in the second paragraph of the article 257 of the political Constitution of the State, article 8 of the law N ° 401 celebration of treaties and other legal provisions in force.
Chapter II procedures article 11. (REQUIREMENTS).

I for the subscription of interinstitutional agreements of international character of the autonomous territorial entities, the following requirements must be met: frame in the Bolivian foreign policy.

Subscribe in accordance with the framework agreement or Multilateral international instrument, previously ratified by the plurinational State of Bolivia.

Credit previously conformity expressed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs so that its negotiation, subscription or modification, as appropriate.

Subscribe with subnational entities of other States, with which the plurinational State of Bolivia to maintain diplomatic relations.

Subscribe with dependent instances of the same subnational organizations, formally involving the plurinational State of Bolivia.

In accordance with the regulations laid down by the governing bodies.
II. the agreements interinstitutional of international which agreed the autonomous territorial entities, forcing specific responsibilities between the parties, within the framework of competences and powers established by the political Constitution of the State and the regulations in force.

III. international regional instruments will be regulated by the respective laws of development of each of the autonomous territorial entities; for trading, subscription or modification, as appropriate, must: be framed in the Bolivian foreign policy, does not require the prior signing of a framework agreement.

Subscribe with subnational entities of other States, with which the plurinational State of Bolivia to maintain diplomatic relations.

Subscribe with dependent instances of the same subnational organizations, formally involving the plurinational State of Bolivia.

Previously obtain conformity expressed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
IV. the instruments autonomic international of the autonomous territorial entities, will have specific objective twinning, approach or expression of interest relating to the exchange of experiences and good practices, technical assistance and knowledge sharing.
Article 12. (EXPRESS COMPLIANCE OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS).
I. the autonomous territorial entities to object of negotiation, subscription or modification of instruments of international relations, must request previously to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, compliance Express.
II. the application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs must be accompanied by technical and legal reports backed with a history justifying them.
III. reviewed the background, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, following a reasoned report, accepted, rejected or will require the complementarities required of the application, in order to issue compliance Express if applicable.
Article 13. (APPROVAL).
I. approval of the instruments of international relations signed by the autonomous territorial entities, will be in charge of its legislative instance and adapt to their respective regional regulations.
II. the approval referred to in the previous paragraph, determines the validity of the instruments of international relations.
Article 14. (NULLITY AND RESPONSIBILITY).
I. instruments of international relationship that exceed the powers of the autonomous territorial entities, infringe the mandates of the political Constitution of the State, the legal system and the present law, shall be taken as null full-fledged, must obligatorily denounced or renegotiated by the plurinational State of Bolivia.
II. the representatives of the autonomous territorial entities that enter into inter-agency instruments of international character outside the scope of its competences assigned by the political Constitution of the State and in contradiction with the foreign policy, will be subject to the procedures established in the context of the regime of responsibility by public, according to current regulations.
Article 15. (REMISSION AND FILE). Once signed the instruments of international relations, as well as carried out its approval, autonomous territorial entities shall send them on a mandatory basis to historical archive of treaties and institutional memory of the relationships outside of the State multinational of Bolivia, under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for its corresponding record, custody and publication in the Official Gazette of treaties, without prejudice to other mechanisms of broadcasting having autonomous territorial entities.
Title III inter-agency coordination and financing chapter I coordination article 16. (TECHNICAL COORDINATION).
I autonomous territorial entities shall inform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the designation of its bodies responsible for international relations, to meet the permanent technical coordination.
II. when required the participation and regulation of other instances of the central level of the State, this coordination will be implemented via the corresponding governing body.
Article 17. (COORDINATION WITH THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS). Authorities responsible for the international relations of the autonomous territorial entities, not limited, are responsible for coordinating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to: ensure that all instruments of international relations have expresses conformity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, prior to their negotiation, subscription or modification, as appropriate.

Coordinate the proper implementation and enforcement of its international relations, within the framework of the foreign policy of the State.

Require technical advice and training to their international relations with their peers in other States and with international organizations of the same subnational level-dependent instances.

Accredit the subnational Commission abroad, making efforts of international relations.
Article 18. (TRAINING). The servants and public servants of the bodies responsible for the international relations of the autonomous territorial entities, have access to training and updating under the guidelines and guidelines of the multinational Diplomatic Academy and the General Directorate of Ceremonial of the plurinational State, dependent on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Article 19. (PROTOCOL).
I autonomous territorial entities shall designate their authorities responsible for international relations or others deemed relevant for the performance of functions Protocol.

II. the international Protocol will coordinate with the General Directorate of Ceremonial of the State multinational, dependent of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Article 20. (SUBNATIONAL COMMISSION OVERSEAS).
I for the fulfilment of duly justified specific and temporary tasks in the field of international relations and in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the autonomous territorial entities may propose surcharge to their institutional budgets, the subnational Commission abroad for a maximum period of 40 (forty) days working, break-away blade per year and each country of destination.
II. the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will support requests for accreditation of the subnational Commission abroad, subject to the guidelines of the foreign policy and upon presentation of your work plan. Once accredited, fulfill the tasks entrusted under respective supervision of the head of the diplomatic mission, who shall report of its activities and coordination.
III. in case of refusal to the proposed accreditation request, it will be returned with the motivated report, for its correction, correction or supplementation.
Chapter II financing article 21. (MANAGEMENT OF FINANCING). The autonomous territorial entities can manage financing and external donations, in coordination with the governing bodies of the central State level, within the framework of existing legislation.
SOLE ADDITIONAL PROVISION. The international relations of the autonomous territorial entities with natural or legal persons of private law of another State, must comply with current regulations and framed within the regulations of the relevant governing bodies.
TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FIRST. The autonomous territorial entities will be adapted to the provisions of this Act, the regulations issued previously on international relations.
THE SECOND.
I. instruments of international relationship, somebody would have been its denomination, signed by the autonomous territorial entities prior to the enactment of this law, are presumed valid, insofar as they do not affect the interests of the State or contrary to the principles enshrined in the political Constitution of the State.
II. corresponds to the autonomous territorial entities report to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on international instruments, whatever their denomination, signed by them prior to this law, and which are contrary to the political Constitution of the State, in order to promote his complaint or possible renegotiation, as appropriate.
III. effects of the preceding paragraph, the autonomous territorial entities shall send the report respective enclosing the relevant international instruments, within a maximum of one hundred twenty (120) days from the enactment of this Act.
FINAL PROVISIONS FIRST. The autonomous territorial entities in the exercise of their autonomy, be allocated the resources necessary for the fulfilment of its functions and responsibilities set forth in this law.
THE SECOND. The Council of sectoral coordination of international relations, created within the framework of the law Nº 031 July 19, 2010, will have the mandate of establishing guidelines and rules for an efficient international relationship of the autonomous territorial entities, subject to the foreign policy of the plurinational State of Bolivia.
THIRD. Modify the second paragraph of article 3 of the law No. 401 of 18 September 2013,? Law of celebration of treaties?, with the following wording:? II. Do the provisions of this Act do not apply to instruments of international relations signed by the autonomous territorial entities, which are governed by special law.?
Refer to the Executive Body for constitutional purposes.

Two thousand and fifteen is given in the room of sessions the Assembly Legislative plurinational, twenty-nine days of the month of may of the year.
FDO. José Alberto Gonzales Samaniego, Lilly Gabriela MONTAÑO Viana, Ruben Medinaceli Ortiz, Maria Argene Simoni Cuellar, A. Claudia ten Torrez, Erick Moron Osinaga.
I therefore enacted it is and meets as a law of the plurinational State of Bolivia.
Government Palace of the city of La Paz, to the first day of the month of June of the year two thousand and fifteen.
FDO. David Choquehuanca Céspedes, Juan Ramón Quintana Taborga, EVO MORALES AYMA, Hugo Jose Siles Nuñez del Prado.