Alarm goes off! Dangerous infiltration into the judiciary
As “worrying, serious and dangerous”, This is how lawyers have described the fact that a former official of the Supreme Court (CSJ) was arrested for allegedly leaking sensitive information to members of a Organized crime gang in Panama.
This situation set off alarm bells the staff hired for the work and support of the Justices of the Supreme Court and most importantly, how much this can affect decision-making in cases involving organized crime.
JUan Carlos Araúz, President of the National Bar Associationexplained that the seriousness of the situation that has arisen is basically that court decisions need to be supported in the objectivity of the folder.
“The criminal record is what should produce the decisions, orobvious proximity or proximity to one of the partiesnot only organized crime, generates or generates subjective decisions and that is the point at which society’s issues intensify“, he explained.
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For his part Dionicio Rodriguezformer president of the National Bar Association, noted the need to put a Greater control over officials to appoint to these positions.
“I believe the fact of the election and it needs to be said in this country all officials appointed or selected for office must undergo a thorough examination, of the ethical, moral, personal, economic conditions and each of these elements that lead us to conclude that the people chosen are people who actually have those morals to fill those positions,” he said.
This is to ensure that the people who walk orbest suited to hold a position of judge and magistrate within the Judicial Branch.
Meanwhile, the lawyer Juan Antonio Kuan pointed this out It is dangerous that this kind of situation happened with this now ex-official they enter.
“It is extremely dangerous because, as we know, the judiciary is the one that administers the judiciary and through this they will be the ones who will make the final decisions on investigations of a criminal nature and then imagine that we have infiltrations. Where, he reiterated, confidential information could be handled and decision-making potentially influenced, this was serious,” he condemned.