June 19, 2013
Magistrates Association questions CFK's Justice reform plans
Head of the Magistrates Association Luis María Cabral affirmed that the government’s project to elect members of the Council of Magistrates through popular vote procedures “would not be compatible with the Constitution”.
Cabral pointed out that his comments about the announcements made by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner are based on his “personal opinion” and that he would rather analyze the projects “in detail”.
Still, the judiciary official insisted that the Constitution is “clear” about this matter and added that the representation of the Council judges is “a decision of the judges”.
Regarding the measures to regulate preliminary injunctions, Cabral agreed that delays should be addressed but warned that injunctions should not “benefit” the State against private rights.
The president of the Magistrates Association also considered that the creation of new Cassation Courts “could extend the process”.
“When the President says that she wants a non-corporate Justice, independent from economic factors, I tell her that we all want that. But Justice is not a corporation, it is a branch of the State”, Cabral concluded.