A judge refuses to sit with the prosecutor of Port-au-Prince
Investigating judge Jean Wilner Morin refused on Monday to sit with the Government Commissioner of Port-au-Prince, Jacques Lafontant, who is not certified by the Superior Council of the Judiciary.
This decision comes after the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ) instructed the Courts of Appeal of Port-au-Prince, Les Cayes, the Courts of First Instance of Port-au-Prince, Croix-des-bouquets , Les Cayes, Cap-Haïtien, Gonaïves, Fort-Liberté and Jacmel, to firmly prevent non-certified magistrates from taking office or exercising any judicial function.
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It should be noted that on January 16, 2023, the CSPJ had drawn up a report of thirty (30) non-certified magistrates, for lack of moral integrity, drunkenness, insufficient academic qualifications, and facilitating the release of alleged notorious criminals.