The 2022 judicial year begins with the challenge of transforming the judiciary

The judicial authority opened the judicial year 2022 on Monday in the presence of the four state powers.

The country’s main authorities met at the Casa de la Libertad in Sucre and indicated that the main challenge this year was judicial reform.

The event was attended by President Luis Arce, the President of the Plurinational Constitutional Court (TCP), Paul Franco, the President of the Supreme Court (TSJ), Ricardo Tórrez, the President of the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), Óscar. part Hassenteufel, the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Freddy Mamani, the President of the Magistrate Council, Omar Michel, among others.

The President of the TCP affirmed that the judicial reform “is the greatest challenge for this management and that the statements are no longer admissible here. We are all a part. It’s not a competition, it’s about creating unity so that from there we can find the diagnoses, find the problems that need to be solved ”.

For the president of the TSJ, in addition to the judicial reform, there are still several questions to be asked, such as the occupation of the acephaly in the various court chambers and the judges’ school.

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“The issues of judicial reform will be on the agenda, but let’s be objective. Just as there are extreme, contaminated, purely political proposals, there are also institutional proposals that can be redeemed in order to be dealt with in the judicial reform. The media have to help us, ”said Tórrez.

He admitted that the independence of the judiciary was being questioned, but urged everyone to take their share of the responsibility. Another goal is the fight against corruption.

Justice Minister Iván Lima reiterated that the independence of powers means cooperation and that 2021 will be marked by the phrase “memory, truth and justice” in the context of the challenges posed by the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI). in the event report 2019.

“The most important challenge is to change our judiciary, and this challenge must not remain in debt, we must honor it,” he said.

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“There is an obligation for the 38 Bolivians who gave their lives for democracy,” he said.

President Luis Arce said the urgent task of transforming the judiciary will be imposed, which remains a pending issue.

“Based on an objective x-ray without disqualification, the necessary measures can be proposed for judicial reform that will enable the people to obtain justice,” he said.

He claimed that some of the main problems were judicial delays, arrears and corruption.

Justice is a question of democracy and culture, and there is a process of change in the country that brings cultural changes as well as justice.

“In this law we ratify the obligation to advance judicial reform with the participation of all without exception,” said Arce.

Justice must be done to the victims of “massacres and human rights violations”, because impunity threatens social peace and the rule of law.


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