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Legalization

 

the affirmation of the authenticity of signatures of competent officials on documents. As a rule, documents drawn up abroad are accepted in another country if they are legalized by the consul of the state in which the document was drawn up. Documents to be used in a foreign country may also be legalized by that country’s consul in the state whose agencies have drawn up the document. The legalization takes the form of an attesting endorsement by the consul on the documents.

The right of Soviet consuls to legalize documents is based on Article 58 of the Consular Charter of the USSR and on corresponding articles of consular conventions concluded by the USSR with other countries. Foreign documents are accepted in the USSR if they are legalized by a consul. Documents may be accepted without legalization by judicial bodies or if acceptance was stipulated in legislation or in specific international agreements. For example, on the basis of reciprocity legalization is not required for applications by foreigners for inventions. Legalization is not required for documents drawn up in countries with which the USSR has concluded agreements on legal assistance in civil, family, and criminal cases and agreements on social security.

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Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero promoted the legalisation of gay marriage, including adoption rights, and a law allowing abortion on demand for women 16 years and older during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
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Second, those in favour of legalisation challenge the denotation "narcotic" as fervently as they do the imposition of 0.
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The motion reads: "That the BMA should support the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal and recreational use.
However, even if it comes, any legalisation is still likely years away.
Ms Blears replied that Mr Brunstrom's views on the legalisation of heroin were ``personal and do run counter to the Government's strategy of focusing on a tougher approach to Class A drugs''.
SIR - My good friend Gavin Cox gives the unintentional impression that it is Liberal Democrat policy to push for the legalisation and regulation of all drugs (Letters, July 16).
And Tony Banks and Overseas Development minister Clare Short believe there should be an inquiry into legalisation.
For Mexico City anti-narcotics cop Nieto Lara, a decision by the country's Supreme Court that could eventually lead to the legalisation of marijuana means only one thing: major cartels abandoning the drug and focusing on harder stuff.