Tunisia (news now) – 06/02/2022. 10:21
Tunisia..a controversial step that will spark a struggle over the judiciary
- Suspension of all privileges and grants granted to members of the Supreme Judicial Council
- Demanding the president to change the law of the Supreme Judicial Council and to reform this body
- Qais Said has the right to exercise legislative power
announce Tunisian President Kais Saied Early on Sunday, it decided to dissolve the Supreme Judicial Council, the body that deals with the independence of the judiciary in the country Tunisia Considering that the council has become a thing of the past, in a controversial move that will spark a struggle over the judiciary.
In addition, Saeed said that he would issue a temporary decree for the council.
Discontinue all privileges
Two weeks ago, the Tunisian president decided to stop all privileges and grants granted to members of the Supreme Judicial Council.
At that time, the Tunisian Presidency said, in a statement, that Said had signed a decree amending Basic Law No. 2016-34 dated April 28, 2016 relating to the Supreme Judicial Council, and stipulating an end to the grants and privileges granted to members of the Supreme Judicial Council.
Reviewing the entire judicial system
The Tunisian president had previously expressed his dissatisfaction with the grants and privileges enjoyed by the members of the Supreme Judicial Council, and talked about their benefiting from “monthly grants estimated at 2364 dinars and gasoline receipts estimated at 400
Dinars per member.” He pledged to review the entire judicial system, including the rights granted to the Supreme Judicial Council.
The decision to dissolve the council comes after a crisis that began with the president’s demand to change the law of the Supreme Judicial Council and to reform this apparatus.
It represents a threat to their existence, security and safety, and an attempt to subject them to executive authority.
and gives “Presidential Order 117”, on special measuresTunisian President Kais Saied has the right to exercise legislative power and issue decrees to organize justice and the judiciary.