Ecuador: Report Denounces Interference of Executive Power with Judiciary

Posted on July 30, 2014 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics reported the report “judicial independence in the Ecuadorian justice reform”, by Luis Pásara jurist, was presented today, on July 29, 2014, with the endorsement of the Foundation for due process (DPLF, for its acronym in English). The study denounces the interference of the Executive power in judiciary, after the reformation that was promoted with the referendum of 2011. Brief analyze 12 cases in the country since that year, associated with four issues of importance in the country: the 30-S, social protest, journalists and political dissent. In these cases, the researchers of the report warned an interference of power. The main actor of these pressures, the report said, is the President Rafael Correa, and does so through statements and public appeals to the judges as judicial processes developed. The report looks to the Council of the judiciary (CJ) as an “executive arm” of the designs of the Executive, which is expressed in administrative summaries which end in dismissals of magistrates who fail against the State. During the event this morning, will called the CJ as a “judge of judges” and said that this “lack of independence affects the constitutionality”. Read Article


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