Bolivia: Indigenous community law allows for castration of rapists

Posted on November 14, 2012 • Filed under: Bolivia, Crime

Carmelo Titirico, leader of the organization “Julian Apaza Marka”, said the first tribal council which met in the 13th district of El Alto , a city near La Paz, sentences passed under what is known as justice Community which is recognized by the new Constitution of Bolivia , in force since 2009. The country has two legal systems: the community, which is implemented by Indians , and ordinary, with courts operating throughout the country. Most of the population of El Alto has roots Aymara, who keep alive their language and customs, and its influence extends to southern Peru. Read Article

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