POPULATION-RELATED LAWS OF COSTA RICA

 

A.  Constitution

 

1.   Constitution

 

B.  Reproductive Health and Rights

1.   Decree No. 27913-S of 14 May 1999 creating a Commission on Reproductive Health and Rights

      Contains provisions on the conditions for authorization of sterilizations.

2.   Penal Code, as amended through Law No. 8272 of 2 May 2002

      Abortion (Articles 118-122, 381)

C.  Women’s Human Rights

1.   Law No.7142 of 8 March 1990, the Law on the Promotion of the Social Equality of Women, as amended through Law 7319 of 17 November 1992

 

2.   Law No. 7769 of  24 April 1998, the Law on Care for Mothers in Conditions of Poverty (Law No. 7769, as amended through Law 8414 of 17 December 2001 

 

3.   Decree No. 30419 of 22 January 2002, Regulations to the Law on Care for Mothers in Conditions of Poverty

 

4..   Decree No. 19574-G-SP of 30 March 1990 Creating a Delegation on Women

 

5..   Decree No. 19157-J of 1 August 1989, Creating a Defense Counsel for Women

 

6..   Law No. 7801 of 30 April 1998 Creating the National Institute of Women

D.  Family Law

1.   Family Code, as amended through Law No. 7640 of 14 October 1996

 

2.   Law No. 7586 of 25 March 1996, the Law on Domestic Violence, as amended through Law No. 7801 of 30 April 1998

 

3.   Law No. 7654 of 19 December 1996, the Law on Support Payments

 

4.  Law No. 8101 of of 16 April 2001, the Law on Responsible Paternity

 

E.  Children and Adolescents

 

1.   Law No. 8261 of 24 April 2002, the General Law on Young Persons

 

2.   Decree No. 30622 of 12 August 2002, Regulations to the General Law on Young Persons

 

3.   Law No. 7739 of 6 January 1998, the Code of Children and Adolescents, as amended through Law No. 8237 of 9 April 2002

 

4.   Law No. 7735 of 19 December 1997, the General Law on the Protection of Adolescent Mothers (Law No. 7735), as amended through Law No. 8312 of 30 September 2002

 

5.    Decree No. 19753-S of 5 June 1990 on policies on adolescent health

 

F.   Health and HIV/AIDS

 

1.   General Law on Health

2.   Decree No. 28147 of 27 August 1999 Creating a National System for the Evaluation of Maternal Mortality, as amended by Decree 28844 of 26 July 2000

3.   Decree No. 19265-S of 25 October 1989 on Basic Integral Health Services

 

4.   Law No. 7771 of 29 April 1998, the General Law on HIV/AIDS

 

5.   Decree No. 27894-S of 3 June 1999, Regulations to the General Law on HIV/AIDS

 

G.  Criminal Law

 

1.   Penal Code, as amended through Law No. 8272 of 2 May 2002

 

      Abortion (Articles 118-122, 381)

 

      Infection with a sexually transmitted disease (Article 130)

 

      Sex offenses (Articles 156-166, 385)

 

      Prostitution and child pornography (Article 167-171, 173-175)

 

      Trafficking (Article 172, 376-377)

 

       Offenses against marriage, the family, and minors (Article 176-188, 382-383)

 

       Offenses against human rights, including genocide and sex discrimination  (Articles 373-379)

 

H.  Labor Law

 

1.   Labor Code