Haiti-justice: Uncertified magistrates are prohibited from sitting
On Thursday February 23, 2023, in a memorandum, the technical secretariat of the Superior Council of the Judiciary asks non-certified magistrates to deposit the robe and the hat.
“The Technical Secretariat of the Superior Council of the Judiciary, acting on the strict instructions of the Council, wishes to alert all the Heads of jurisdictions, in general and, in particular, those of the Courts of Appeal of Port-au-Prince and Les Cayes, the Courts of First Instance of Port-au-Prince, Croix-des-Bouquets, Les Cayes, Cap-Haïtien, Gonaïves, Fort-Liberté and Jacmel, including Magistrates under their respective jurisdictions are hit by non-certification. They are instructed to firmly prevent non-certified Magistrates from taking a seat or exercising any function within the Judiciary”, this is what can be read in the memorandum, a copy of which was sent to the newspaper of PAP-TIMES.
In the document which bears the signature of Jean Rober Constant, technical secretary, requires a follow-up report within a period not exceeding eight days
“The heads of jurisdictions concerned and expressly mentioned in the first paragraph are empowered to take all necessary measures or even seize the police, in the event of reluctance, for the purpose of recovering the rolling stock and other equipment still in the possession of non-certified Magistrates” .
Recall that, last month in a report, the The Technical Secretariat of the Superior Council of the Judiciary pinned 30 judges for lack of moral integrity, abuse of authority, among others.