December 18, 2014
'Judicial Branch can no longer have a nineteenth-century design'
The president of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzetti inaugurated the beginning of judicial activities in a ceremony attended by government officials, federal judges and leaders of social and human rights organizations.
Calling for the respect of the “separation of powers” and the “diversity of opinions”, Lorenzetti pledged for a “fastest” court system, that becomes “closer to people” saying that judges should be appointed to provide people with “rapid solutions.” “I don’t think the Judicial Branch is a wonder, we have to transform it but it has to be a state policy”, he considered and affirmed: "The Judicial Branch "can no longer have a nineteenth-century design."
Another increasing debate among Argentineans now has to do with the battle against drug-trafficking, a matter that has brought different perspective and opinions by officials over the past weeks and that the head of Argentina’s top tribunal also referred to during his Thursday’s address. The fight against drugs “must be a priority” because it is affecting the state governed by the rule of law,” Lorenzetti warned.
Lorenzetti delivered his speech as he outlined the mainstays of justices’ 2014 agenda at the headquarters of the Federal Courthouse in Buenos Aires City.
Justice Minister Julio Alak, Justice Secretary Julián Álvarez, Security Minister Cecilia Rodríguez, Prosecutor General Alejandra Gils Carbó and Defendant General of the Nation Stella Maris Martínez were among the federal authorities taking part in the event.