Visiting British Supreme Court Justice Lord Robert Carnwath gave a lecture for the United Kingdom Course of the University of San Andres, in Buenos Aires. Among important participants to the event were the President of Argentina’s maximum tribunal, Ricardo Lorenzetti, as well as magistrates, prosecutors and renowned law experts.
Argentina's Supreme Court upheld “the right of every patient to choose a dignified death,” drawing a sharp distinction between halting treatment and euthanasia. Justices confirmed a lower court’s decision to allow the end of extraordinary measures to preserve the life of a person, who had remained in a persistent vegetative state since 1995.
Argentine Justice Carlos Fayt showed himself publicly on Tuesday morning as he readied to attend the Supreme Court to participate of a meeting of the country's highest court with four sitting Justices, as they regularly do on Tuesdays.
Argentina's Supreme Court has signed an “extraordinary accord” confirming the re-election of Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti to the chair until 2019, in a meeting attended by Justice Carlos Fayt who has been the target of an ongoing attack from the administration of president Cristina Fernandez, which wants the 97 year judge impeached.
Argentina's Lower House Impeachment Committee has approved a motion to begin evaluations on the health of Supreme Court Justice Carlos Fayt, in order to determine whether the judge has the physical and mental capacity to continue in his post.
Some twenty private organizations representing commerce, agriculture and other activities openly supported in a Friday release Argentina's Supreme Court and Judiciary, rejecting what was described as hostile expressions from some government officials.
The Argentine government denied on Thursday it was 'persecuting' Supreme Court Justices but kept the pressure on by insisting the process to re-elect Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti was full of irregularities and members could have committed 'ideological falseness'.
Argentina's Justice Carlos Fayt, the oldest member of the Supreme Court (97) and questioned by the government of president Cristina Fernandez, which demands evidence of his health and mental conditions, has said through his lawyer, Jorge Rizzo that he is not concerned about a possible impeachment hearing raised against him, since 'he is used to this kind of attacks'.
In another chapter of the ongoing dispute between Argentine president Cristina Fernández and a non-submissive Judiciary, the country's Supreme Court issued a statement on Tuesday ratifying Ricardo Lorenzetti as Chief Justice for three more years starting in 2016, following versions that he was pushing to leave the SC on yet unclear moral fatigue grounds.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez and her followers might be having a rough time in the current round of local elections and primaries leading to the presidential vote next October, but her infighting skills remain intact: on her ongoing battle with the Judiciary branch she managed to put in check the Supreme Court.