Tunisia (news now) – 11/02/2022. 07:59
Legal: The Supreme Judicial Council retained corrupt judges
- Political activist: The Muslim Brotherhood failed to run the country’s affairs for ten years
- Maliki: The president does not have a clear vision to address all issues in Tunisia
With the issuance of the Tunisian President Kais Saied On Thursday, a decree was issued to dissolve the Supreme Judicial Council, in preparation for its replacement by another council. Reactions to this step varied between welcome and critic.
On these developments, Dr. Rabeh Al-Kharaifi, a specialist in constitutional and parliamentary law and a member of the National Constituent Assembly, said during an interview with Studio Now, that the Supreme Judicial Council retained corrupt judges and did not lift their immunity.
Dr. Rabeh Al-Kharaifi: The president can organize the judiciary or justice
He added that “in light of exceptional circumstances and based on Article 80 of the Constitution and Order 117 issued on 9/20/2021, it was stated that the president can organize the judiciary or justice, and this means that the president can interfere in everything that concerns the administrative aspect, not the administrative aspect.”
And he continued, “As for the reasons that called… President To take the step of dissolving the Supreme Judicial Council, the Council, for the past 6 years, has been reserved for corrupt judges and has not lifted the immunity of a number of them.
Political activist: The president’s confusion has become clear
In his turn, political activist and independent deputy in the frozen Tunisian parliament, Hatem Al-Maliky, said in an interview with Studio Now, that “the Muslim Brotherhood failed to manage the country’s affairs for ten years and caused great disasters in Tunisia in terms of assassinations and misconduct, as well as great suspicions related to extremism and terrorism.” .
He added, “The confusion of the President of the Republic has become clear, which means the absence of a clear vision by the President to save Tunisia from the financial, economic and social predicament,” adding that “the deepening of the crisis in the country came due to the President of the Republic’s lack of a clear vision to address Tunisia’s financial and economic problems, which is in fact a priority.” to the citizens.”
“A new crisis is being added to Tunisia today, which is the crisis of the judiciary.”
The independent deputy in the frozen Tunisian parliament, Hatem Al-Maliky, proposed another way to deal with this judicial crisis, which is that “the president and the Minister of Justice could have entered into a process of consultation with those interested in justice, including lawyers, judges, and structures in the Ministry of Justice, so that there would be an integrated vision for improving litigation conditions.” To ease the burden on the citizens of Tunisia.