APRIL 27, 2020

Extension of the extraordinary judicial recess – Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Order No. 13/2020.



Litigation Department Report | Extension of the extraordinary judicial recess – Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Order No. 13/2020

Dear Sir or Madam,

Within the state of sanitary emergency declared regarding COVID-19 and the mandatory social, preventive isolation measure duly decreed, the Supreme Court has adopted different measures within the National Judicial Branch, consistent with the National Executive Branch provisions and the recommendations of the national sanitary authority. In order to align with Decree No. 408/20, through which the National Executive Branch enacted the extension of Decree No. 297/20 (later extended by Decrees 325/20, 355/20, and their complementary regulations), on 04.27.2020, the Supreme Court issued the Order No. 13/2020.

Through Order No. 13/2020, the Supreme Court ordered: (i) the extension of the extraordinary judicial recess issued by Order No. 6/2020, from April 27th through May 10th, 2020, both dates included, (ii) the appointment of Dr. Carlos Fernando Rosenkrantz as a judge on duty of the Supreme Court and Dr. Marcelo Julio Navarro as secretary on duty of the same Court, (iii) to maintain the public opening hours of courts on duty from Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., (iv) to entrust the different national and federal courts which are in charge of the superintendence of each jurisdiction: (a) the appointment of authorities on duty within their jurisdiction for attending issues which do not admit a delay and (b) the power to extend the subjects to be dealt with by such courts during this extraordinary judicial recess.

Do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information.


Eduardo J. Güemes
Martín Gastaldi
Gonzalo García Delatour
Federico Sosa