Tunisia: Dissolving the Judicial Council does not aim to seize it

During a meeting he held with the ambassadors of the “Group of Seven” accredited to Tunisia, in addition to the representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Al-Jarandi stated that the decision It is part of the continuation of the “correction of the democratic path that was launched on July 25, 2021, pursuant to the provisions of Article 80 of the Constitution and the requirements of Presidential Decree No. 117 of September 22, 2021.”

. added That these exceptional measures came as a temporary reorganization of power, highlighting that the measures that affected Parliament, the National Anti-Corruption Authority and the Supreme Judicial Council do not target the existence of institutions per se, but rather the way they are run and their lack of governance..

The Tunisian Foreign Minister said that the dissolved Supreme Council of the Judiciary had previously criticized the judges’ composition and powers.

In the same context, he denied that the council’s solution aims in any way to interfere with the judiciary or to seize it, but rather falls within the path of reforming the judicial system and distancing the judicial facility from politicization, which in many cases has obstructed the course of justice and decided on important issues such as The assassination of Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi.

was The Tunisian president announced in the early hours of Sunday morning that he had decided to dissolve the Supreme Judicial Council, the body that deals with the independence of the judiciary, considering that the council has become a thing of the past.

Saeed’s decision to dissolve the council comes after his stinging criticism of the judges for months, when he repeatedly stated that he would not allow there to be a state for the judiciary, but rather a state judiciary.

On more than one occasion, he criticized the judiciary’s delay in issuing rulings in cases of corruption and terrorism, saying that there is corruption and that he is determined to reform the judiciary.

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