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UN Rapporteur insists in criticizing Argentine ‘politicization’ of the Judiciary

Friday, May 3rd 2013 - 07:01 UTC
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“We receive reports from around the world when some actions of a state jeopardize the independence of judges or lawyers”, said Knaul “We receive reports from around the world when some actions of a state jeopardize the independence of judges or lawyers”, said Knaul

United Nations expert on magistrates and solicitors independence again expressed concern on Thursday about the laws contained in the Argentine government-promoted judicial reform which might lead to the “politicization” of the judiciary branch.

Brazil’s Gabriela Knaul, UN’s Special Rapporteur told Argentine reporters her role is to monitor the independence of judges around the world. “We receive reports from around the world when some actions of a state jeopardize the independence of the judiciary or the judges. We then organize visits to those nations and carry out a thorough monitoring” explained the expert.

”We react when we have different sources, complaints are flied and after we receive a report of a specific country, like the case of Argentina and its judicial reform part of which still in Congress” Knaul explained.

“My mandate, my responsibility forces me to call on governments when there is a risk of seeing the independence of the Judiciary broken”, and in this case “I was very much concerned and transmitted my concern to the government and to the whole (Argentine) community through a release”.

Before the release from last Tuesday which made the government of President Cristina Fernandez livid of fury, Knaul had called the Argentine government to reconsider the most controversial bills of the reform which establish the extension of the Council of Magistrates and the regulation of injunctions against the state.

“We haven’t received an official response from the government yet,” Knaul stressed. “Usually before going to the press we send letters to the governments involved”.
 

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  • willi1

    “...which made the government of President Cristina Fernandez livid of fury, ...”

    Yes, always when ck and her gang look into a mirror like an independent newspaper or reports like the UN one they become LIVID. when people tell them the truth and explain them what “idiotic” in the rest of the world means, they become FURIOUS. a court would say: “They are not of sound mind.”
    poor argentines who are forced to live under this regime!

    May 03rd, 2013 - 07:28 am 0
  • toxictaxitrader2

    The U.N. is a two edged sword !
    C.F.K. is a hydra!
    Much slashing to come

    May 03rd, 2013 - 07:55 am 0
  • HansNiesund

    Surely Ms Knaul doesn't expect Argentina to adhere to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which it signed on o9 Feb 1968 and ratified on 8 Aug 1986? Hasn't she ever heard of Peronism?

    May 03rd, 2013 - 07:59 am 0
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