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Saied issues a decision to create a temporary higher council of the judiciary in Tunisia


Tunisia (Reuters) – February 13, 2022. 04:13

Tunisia.. Creation of a temporary higher council of the judiciary

  • President Kais Saied issued a decision to establish a temporary Supreme Judicial Council
  • Saeed turned to the move after months of harsh criticism of the judges
  • He frequently criticized the judiciary’s delay in passing judgments on corruption and terrorism cases

The Tunisian presidency said, on Sunday, on its Facebook account, that the President Kais Saiedissued a decision to establish a temporary higher council of the judiciary, to replace the current council of the judiciary.

Last week, President Saeed announced his intention to dissolve the Supreme Judicial Council, the latest in a series of moves he started on July 25.

The Tunisian Minister of Justice, Leila Jaffal, said, two days ago, that Tunisian President The Supreme Judicial Council will not be dissolved, but it will change the law regulating it.

Saeed took the step 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.

He frequently 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.

Saeed said this month that the judiciary is a function only within the state and not an authority.

And also last month canceled all financial privileges for members of the Council.

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