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Lawyers Anderson Vargas Franco, Antonio Figueroa Pontier and Jhonny Peña Peña deposited on 10 May 2021 to the justice and human rights committees of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, communications urging the legislators draft a law for extinction of domain law in favor of the state in the Dominican Republic. Where implemented around the world, the law orders the loss of rights that a person has, in connection with patrimonial assets whose legitimate origin cannot be proven, particularly those that are instrument, object or product of illicit acts. The law would enable the state to recover numerous assets in possession of corrupt government officials and drug traffickers.

“From the proclamation of the 26 January 2010 Constitution, the Dominican state introduced the legal recourse of the extinction of domain, however, more than 11 years after that...

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