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Vice-president of the Judiciary Council against maintenance of the "tick" with two or more judges
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Vice-president of the Judiciary Council against maintenance of the "tick" with two or more judges

The vice president of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) defended this Sunday the "dissemination of the powers of the Central Criminal Instruction Court (TCIC)" - also known as "Ticão" - by the various "existing criminal investigation courts in the country". In an interview with Lusa news agency, councilor José António Lameira expressed this position, which was in the minority in the debate in the plenary of the CSM. Despite his solution having fewer supporters, it was included in the final deliberation of the CSM plenary, taken in early May. Both solutions have already been delivered to the Ministry of Justice. The one that obtained a majority in the plenary, and which was defended by the former president of the CSM, António Joaqu...
‘Judicial Power protects elites’, AMLO criticizes judges after ruling in favor of Cabeza de Vaca
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‘Judicial Power protects elites’, AMLO criticizes judges after ruling in favor of Cabeza de Vaca

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador criticized the work of the Judiciary, noting that it protects the elites.This, when questioned about the work of the federal judge who permanently suspended the arrest warrant issued against the governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco Javier Cabeza de Vaca, for the crimes of money laundering and organized crime.In his morning conference this Thursday, the president regretted this decision but said that they will respect it."It is not possible for the Legislative Power to decide that the lawlessness proceeds and that the investigation against the governor of Tamaulipas should be carried out, that the competent authorities do their job, and suddenly the judge protects," he said.López Obrador said that judges do not act the same in all cases and that people wit...
Judges and prosecutors by popular choice, the risks of Pedro Castillo’s proposal according to experts
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Judges and prosecutors by popular choice, the risks of Pedro Castillo’s proposal according to experts

According to the criteria ofKnow moreCurrently, the judges and prosecutors of our country are elected, ratified and dismissed by the National Board of Justice (JNJ), an autonomous entity recognized by the Political Constitution. However, this selection system would not be adequate according to the presidential candidate of Free Peru, Pedro Castillo, who proposes to be elected by popular mandate.Is a popular election of magistrates viable or adequate for the Peruvian justice system? El Comercio consulted with the former anti-corruption attorney Antonio Maldonado, the former supreme prosecutor Víctor Cubas Villanueva and the criminal lawyer Carlos Caro, who have warned that that mechanism would be counterproductive.READ ALSO: Pedro Castillo and a speech that has targeted various institutio...
The CGPJ appoints the judges annulled by the Supreme Court again, despite the reform that limits their powers
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The CGPJ appoints the judges annulled by the Supreme Court again, despite the reform that limits their powers

The Plenary of the General Council of the Judiciary has elected this Monday for vast majority Fernando Marín and Ricardo Cuesta as magistrates of the Military Chamber of the Supreme Court. The election takes place a month and a half after the entry into force of the reform - appealed to the Constitutional Court - that prevents the CGPJ from making appointments to high judicial positions due to being in an extension of mandate. The CGPJ has made these appointments "in compulsory compliance" - sources from the Council said - of the sentences handed down by the Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court on April 8, when it annulled the appointment of Marín y Cuesta made in November 2019. The Supreme Court found infractions "with invalidating effects of the enti...
Dozens of judges reject on Twitter the political distribution of the CGPJ and ask for the judicial election
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Dozens of judges reject on Twitter the political distribution of the CGPJ and ask for the judicial election

Dozens of judges have joined the campaign on Twitter this Wednesday #ReformToRenew promoted by the Francisco de Vitoria Judicial Association and the Independent Judicial Forum to claim let it be the judges, and not the political forces, those who democratically elect the 12 members of the General Council of the Judiciary who must belong to the race. Some of the magistrates participate in the campaign with a photograph of them from behind. With this they want to show their rejection of the distribution of the CGPJ by the parties, which has been taking place since the election system of the governing body of judges was modified in 1985. Based on this reform, the political forces, depending on their parliamentary weight, are the ones that designate the 20 members of the ins...
The CGPJ files the complaint against the president of the Supreme Court of Castilla y León for criticizing Pablo Iglesias
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The CGPJ files the complaint against the president of the Supreme Court of Castilla y León for criticizing Pablo Iglesias

The president of the Superior Court of Castilla y León, José Luis Concepción, will not have to face a disciplinary procedure for some statements in which he criticized the secretary general of United We Can, Pablo Iglesias. The Promoter of Disciplinary Action of the General Council of the Judiciary has filed the information proceedings open to the magistrate considering that their words cannot be included in any of the disciplinary offenses described in the current Organic Law of the Judicial Power. José Luis Concepción was denounced by the Forum of Lawyers of the Left and the Network of Democratic Lawyers for some demonstrations made during an interview on February 16 in which he was asked if it seemed appropriate "that a vice president of the Government put democracy in...