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III. Governance issues

International obligations

Bolivia is a signatory of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the American Convention on Human Rights, which all recognize the right of a person not to be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his privacy, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks to his honour and reputation.

[1] Constitution of Bolivia of 1967 with amended text of 1995 and reforms of 2002, [Constitución de 1967, texto reformado de 1995 y reformas de 2002], available at [link] (in Spanish). [2] "At night it will not be possible to enter into a home without the consent of its owner, and during the day, a person could not enter to a house unless it has a previous written order from a competent authority, except in the case of a flagrant crime." [3] Law that modifies the Constitution, Law No. 2650 of April 13, 2004, available at [link] (in Spanish). [4] Luis Huerta Guerrero, Bolivia: Reforma constitucional y derechos fundamentales, Comisión Andina de Juristas, March, 2004, available at  [link] (in Spanish). [5] Article 67 of the Tax Code (Código Tributario) 2492, available at [link] (in Spanish). [6] Banking Law 1488 (Ley de Bancos y Entidades Financieras No. 1488 de 14 de abril de 1993), available at [link] (in Spanish); Text of the Law on Banks and Financial Entities. Supreme Ordinance No. 26851 (Texto Ordenado de la Ley de Bancos y Entidades Financieras Decreto Supremo No. 26851), March, 2002. See also Law of Economic Reactivation Law No. 2064 of 2000 Ley de Reactivación Económica Ley 2064 del 2000). [7] Central Bank Resolution No. 108, November 29, 2000 and Central Bank Resolution No. 113/2003. [8] Penal Code of 1768 modified by a law of March 10, 1997. (Modificación al Código Penal 10 de marzo de 1997), available at [link] (in Spanish). [9] Reglamento de Ingreso y Planificación de la Carrera Fiscal del Ministerio Público, [The Regulation of the Planning and Entrance to the Public Prosecutor Career], available at [link] (in Spanish). [10] Id. at article 61. [11] Resolución Administrativa 650-07 [Administrative Resolution 650-07], April 27, 2007, Ministerio de Trabajo, Bolivia.