Topics for the Continental Congress on Cooperative Law
The agenda for the Continental Congress on Cooperative Law to be held in San José, Costa Rica, from November 20th through 22nd, 2019, includes topics that are particularly relevant for lawyers, academics, magistrates, legislators and public officials interested in the work of the cooperative movement.
The meeting, which is backed by the Costa Rican Bar Association, will cover the following topics:
1. The Cooperative Act. Legislative and jurisprudence reception. Effects on the different types of cooperatives (consumption, credit, associated work, utilities, etc.)
2. Comparative Cooperative Law. Legislative Harmonization. The cooperative principles and
3. Cooperative Capital. Sources. Accounting treatment
4. State Supervision of Cooperatives. Goals and limits. Self-control.
5. The Government of Cooperatives. The difference with corporations
6. Tax Treatment of Cooperatives. Different taxes
The sessions, both general and for specific committees, will provide an opportunity to analyze legal issues related to these topics in the different countries of the region and will facilitate excellent opportunities to exchange information and experiences among participants. This will enrich the legal culture of the matter, contributing to the progress of Cooperative Law in the region.
Participants may submit proposals related to the topics provided in the agenda, which must meet the requirements established in the Congress Regulations which will be published on the website of Cooperatives of the Americas together with the information about enrollment.
Previous congresses, held after the one that took place in Merida (Venezuela) fifty years ago, have constituted a transcendent forum for the debate of the major topics of Cooperative Law. The Congress being held in San José in November 2019 will be along that same line.
Expect more information on prices and registration dates, do not miss this memorable event for the cooperative sector.