Introduction to Paraguay
The Republic of Paraguay is a small landlocked country in South America sitting between Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina. The largest city, Asuncion, is also the capital of Paraguay. This country is one of the poorest in South America and is quite isolated from the rest of the world, which makes it less appealing for international students. Yet, with its unique legal system, the country has something appealing for those interested in studying and practicing law.
Paraguay boasts a subtropical climate, with more temperate weather in the southern half of the country compared to the northern half. The people of Paraguay are not wealthy, but they are deeply religious. Because of the country's economy, the stressors associated with poverty dominate much of the country's culture. The country's economy also means that the cost of living in Paraguay is low, which can be a benefit to those who are considering studying within the country.
What Is the Law System in Paraguay
The legal system is also an inquisitorial system with the Supreme Court serving as the highest law of the land. The laws of the land are based largely on the Argentine and French codes. In Paraguay, Jurisprudence is the source of the law, although the country technically follows its constitution. Yet the tradition of the court is what dictates the practice of the law. The court's decisions passed down over the years are the foundation whereby future courts will pass judgment. Because of this, the judicial branch in Paraguay has a significant amount of power.