The judges ask for a meeting with the Commissioner of Justice to press for the change in the system of choice of CGPJ

Three judicial associations have requested a meeting with the European Commissioner of Justice to pressure for a change in the system of choice of CGPJ. In t

The judges ask for a meeting with the Commissioner of Justice to press for the change in the system of choice of CGPJ

Three judicial associations have requested a meeting with the European Commissioner of Justice to pressure for a change in the system of choice of CGPJ.

In the meeting with the Belgian Didier Reynders will insist on his wish that 12 of the 20 vowels that make it directly chosen by the judges, instead of the courts, as it happens today.

The meeting has been requested jointly by the majority Professional Association of the Magistracy (APM), the Judicial Association Francis de Vitoria (AJFV) -seconds representing between the associated judges - and by Independent Judicial Forum (FJI).

In its writing, the associations highlight that this claim has already been required by the Council of Europe through the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), the European Commission, the European Court of Human Rights of Strasbourg in recent judgments and "the Own Spanish citizens ", according to their responses to the Eurobarometer.

The only judicial association that has not requested the meeting has been the progressive judges and judges for democracy (JJPD), of a progressive and nearest nature in this area to government position, giving priority to the renewal of the Council against the reform of the election system.

The request reaches a few days of the act with which the judicial course starts symbolically. Next Monday, in the Supreme Court, the solemn act of opening of the judicial year chaired by the King will be held. They will offer a speech the State Attorney General, Dolores Delgado, and, above all, the president of the CGPJ. Carlos Lesmes will reclaim the renewal of the Government of the Judges, as he has already done in the previous two years, when he pronounced the opening speech with the Council and beyond renewal period.

Last year he already rated "would be anomaly" the lack of a renewal that should have occurred at the end of 2018, and urged the parties - Pablo married and then Minister of Justice Juan Carlos Campo- "to renew the institution without Greater delays ".

The difference of this year is that the legal reform that prevents the Council has been approved to continue making appointments, which has alleged a growth of vacancies in the Supreme Court that is affecting ordinary operation, mainly in the Hall of the Contentious-Administrative.

Updated Date: 03 September 2021, 10:57

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