October 21, 2014
Zaffaroni ramps up criticism against US Supreme Court 'scandal'
It is the position of the US top tribunal in Argentina’s debt battle against so called "vulture funds" that represents a “scandal” rather than the behaviour of New York Judge Thomas Griesa, Judge of Argentina’s Supreme Court Eurgenio Zaffaroni considered.
“I think the mayor scandal is not Griesa, who is a provincial judge; the biggest scandal is the US Supreme Court saying ‘I don’t care about this country (Argentina), I don’t care about those million dollars,” Zaffaroni told reporters today analyzing the country’s legal battle against holdout creditors suing it over its defaulted bonds - back in June, the US maximum court declined to hear Argentina’s appeal over its battle with hedge funds that refused to take part in its 2005 and 2010 debt restructurings.
“Griesa is not even a federal judge but he takes measures trying to put a country on the rack, along with its economy, discussing its sovereignty.”
This week, the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner filed a legal case against the United States judiciary in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, a move Zaffaroni considered “worth trying.”
Granting an interview to the Téleam state-run news agency from Uruguay where he is attending the Latin American Observatory on Criminal Policy and Penal Reforms (OLAP) opening ceremony, the SC magistrate considered Argentina’s conflict against vulture funds must be addressed within the context of “attacks” of the “global financial power” to the “political power.”