Opposition NO VOTE – Adopted Laws on Judicial Reform Hinder Reform

Opposition will vote NO this morning for election of the Member of the Supreme Council of Magistracy.

The UN expert attested, “I had previously recommended that the law clearly prohibit judges and prosecutors from being active members of any political party. I am concerned that the draft law on the status of judges and prosecutors does not contain such an explicit prohibition.”

In order to preserve the independence of the judiciary, no member of the executive should be involved in issues related to the appointment and promotion of judges or any disciplinary matters affecting them.

“I am also deeply concerned about the fact that the Ministry of Justice has been given a number of powers over the judiciary,” he evinced.

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