The legal system of Uruguay is based on the civil law system, with a few modifications from the Spanish civil law system. The country’s Constitution is the highest source of law and is the basis of the legal system.
The legal system of Uruguay is divided into two branches; the executive branch and the judicial branch. The executive branch is responsible for enforcing the laws and administering justice, while the judicial branch is responsible for interpreting the laws and deciding cases.
The Constitution of Uruguay is the highest source of law and is the basis of the legal system. It is composed of several articles which are divided into four main parts; the Preamble, the Rights and Guarantees, the State and the International Relations.
The Uruguayan legal system is also shaped by the Civil and Commercial Codes, which were based on the French Civil Code, and other laws such as the Penal Code and the Civil Procedure Code. The Supreme Court is the highest court and is responsible for interpreting the laws and regulating the lower courts.
The Uruguayan legal system is also influenced by international treaties and conventions, such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights.