in dubio

Discussion in 'Legal Terminology' started by anaholst, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. anaholst New Member

    Dear friends,
    I am translating a legal text from Spanish into English and I need to know what " in dubio pro agricultor y el ciclo agrario" means, following is the whole sentence:
    "Los contratos agrarios (que involucren actividades agrarias y/o ganaderas) son muy particulares, tienen su legislación aparte, tribunales aparte, etc, y se rigen principalmente por don Principios: in dubio pro agricultor y el ciclo agrario."

    Thank you very much for your help!!!

  2. ac552 Senior Member

    Español - Chile
    In different areas of law there is a presumptions in favor of one part. For example, "in dubio pro reo" means that in case of doubt -different interpretation of a law-, judge must make the decision according the interpretation that favors the accused. In laboral law there is "in dubio pro operario" that favors the worker. So, in this case "indubio pro agricultor" must be that in case of doubt, you must chose the interpretation of the law or contract that favors the farmer.
  3. anaholst New Member

    Thank you very much!!!!
  4. David

    David Banned

    en inglés, esto se llama "the benefit of the doubt is in favor of"
  5. anaholst New Member

    Ok that is great! Txs a lot!!!!

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