Governance – Venezuela

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AGRICULTURE

Law name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Land and Agrarian Development LawLey de Tierras y Desarrollo AgrarioMinistry of Agriculture and Lands; National Institute of Lands2010
Great Agrovenezuela Mission LawLey de la Gran Misión AgrovenezuelaMinistry of Agriculture and Lands2014
Organic Regulations of the Ministry of Agriculture and LandReglamento Organico del Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Agricultura y TierrasMinistry of Agriculture and Lands2015

 

ENERGY & MINING

Law name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Organic Hydrocarbons LawLey Orgánica de HidrocarburosMinistry of Petroleum and Mining2006
Organic Gaseous Hydrocarbons LawLey Orgánica de Hidrocarburos GaseososMinistry of Petroleum and Mining1999
Regulations on Gaseous Hydrocarbons LawReglamento de la Ley Orgánica de Hidrocarburos GaseososMinistry of Petroleum and Mining2000
Petrochemical Activities Development Organic LawLey Orgánica para el Desarrollo de las Actividades PetroquímicasMinistry of Petroleum and Mining2009
Organic Regulations of the Petroleum and Mining MinistryReglamento Orgánico del Ministerio de Petróleo y MineríaMinistry of Petroleum and Mining2015
Regulations on the Conservation of Hydrocarbon ResourcesReglamento sobre la Conservación de los Recursos de HidrocarburosMinistry of Petroleum and Mining1969
Organic Law that Limits Gold Exploration and Exploitation to the StateDecreto con Rango, Valor y Fuerza de Ley Organica que Reserva al Estado las Actividades de Exploracion Y Explotacion del Oro, Asi Como las Conexas y Auxiliares A EstasMinistry of Petroleum and Mining2014
Technical Regulations to Control Gold and Diamond Mining Impact on EnvironmentNormas técnicas para el control de la afectación del ambiente asociada al aprovechamiento del oro y diamanteMinistry of Ecosocialism and Waters1998

 

FORESTRY

Law name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Biological Diversity Management LawLey de Gestión de la Diversidad BiológicaMinistry of Ecosocialism and Waters2008
Wildlife Protection LawLey de Protección a la Fauna SilvestreMinistry of Ecosocialism and Waters1970
Regulations on Wildlife Protection LawReglamento de la Ley de Protección a la Fauna SilvestreMinistry of Ecosocialism and Waters1999
Forest LawLey de BosquesMinistry of Ecosocialism and Waters2013
Endangered Species List DecreeEspecies en Peligro de ExtinciónMinistry of Ecosocialism and Waters1996
Ministry Resolution on General Regulations for Communitiy Forest ManagementResolución sobre fundamentos, objetivos y normas generales para la ejecución del programa del manejo integral comunitario del bosque.Ministry of Ecosocialism and Waters2005

 

GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL

Law name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Environmental Criminal LawLey Penal del AmbienteMinistry of Ecosocialism and Waters2012
Organic Law of the EnvironmentLey Organica del AmbienteMinistry of Ecosocialism and Waters2007
Decree that Prohibits Occupation and Activities Against Primary Objectives of Forest Reserves and LotsDecreto Mediante el cual se prohíbe terminantemente la ocupación y la realización de las actividades contrarias a los fines de su creación, en reservas forestales y lotes boscososMinistry of Ecosocialism and Waters1990
Decree that Prohibits Mining in the Federal Territory of Amazonas and Commands Stopping Any Mining ActivityDecreto mediante el cual se prohíbe la explotación minera dentro del Territorio Federal Amazonas y se ordena la suspensión inmediata de cualquier actividad minera en ejecución (Gaceta Oficial N° 4.106 Extraordinario del 09 de junio de 1989)Ministry of Ecosocialism and Waters1989
Decree that Prohibits Logging, Deforestation and Timber Exploitation in the Federal Territory of AmazonasDecreto mediante el cual quedan prohibidas las talas, deforestaciones y explotaciones de productos forestales madereros en todo el Territorio Federal AmazonasMinistry of Ecosocialism and Waters1978
Organic Regulations of the Ecosocialism and Waters MinistryReglamento Orgánico del Ministerio del Poder Popular para el Ecosocialismo y AguasMinistry of Ecosocialism and Waters2015

 

INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS & TERRITORIES

Law name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Law on Demarcation and Guarantee of Habitat and Lands of Indigenous PeoplesLey de Demarcación y Garantía del Hábitat y Tierras de los Pueblos IndígenasMinistry of Indigenous Peoples2001
Organic Law of Indigenous Peoples and CommunitiesLey Orgánica de Pueblos y Comunidades IndígenasMinistry of Indigenous Peoples2005

 

PROTECTED AREAS

Law name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Land Use Organic LawLey Orgánica para la Ordenación del TerritorioNational Institute of Lands1983
Law of the National Institute of ParksLey del Instituto Nacional de ParquesThe National Institute of Parks1978
Regulations for the Administration and Management of National Parks and Natural Monuments.Reglamento Sobre Administración y Manejo de Parques Nacionales y Monumentos Naturales.The National Institute of Parks1989

 

GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION LINKS

Ministry of Petroleum and Mining (MPM)
Ministry of Ecosocialism and Waters (Environment) (MINAMB)
The National Institute of Parks (INPARQUES) (overseen by MINAMB)
Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (MAT)
National Institute of Lands (INTI)
Ministry of Indigenous Peoples (MINPI)

 

REFERENCES

http://www.nortonrosefulbright.com/knowledge/publications/67734/venezuela-enacts-new-environmental-criminal-law
http://www.globalenvironmentallaw.org/Site/Venezuela.html
http://www.parkswatch.org/main.php?l=eng&p=country&p2=ven
http://www.asoprodem.org.ve/index.php/instrumentos/232-normativa-nacional
http://www.minamb.gob.ve/
http://www.mat.gob.ve/
http://www.minpi.gob.ve/
http://www.mpetromin.gob.ve/
http://criminalistica.mp.gob.ve/site/?m=CBQTGQoTGRjUCQoZBhERCg==&CW=1tjW
http://www.cnac.gob.ve/

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