Urkullu and Subijana call for Justice to be removed from partisan political debate at the opening of the judicial year

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The lehendakari has described the CGPJ’s lack of renewal as “unimaginable”. For his part, the chairman of the TSJPV has insisted on “taking care of” Justice.

Euskaraz irakurri: Justizia eztabaida politiko alderdikoitik ateratzea eskatu dute Urkulluk eta Subijanak

the lehendakari, Inigo Urkullu, has described the lack of renewal of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), which has been in office for nearly four years, as “unimaginable” and has called for “the public interest to prevail over partisan, corporate or associative interests” with the goal of “closing this institutional crisis”. In addition, he has insisted that “following the law is not optional”, but rather “it is justice”.

For his part, the President of the Supreme Court of the Basque Country (TSJPV), Inaki Subijanahas urged to “carefully take care” of justice “by leaving it outside the realm of partisan debate” and considered it “inevitable to rediscover the space of institutional discourse that requires strict adherence to constitutional and legal mandates by the authorities obliged to do so are off limits to the narrative of political opportunity”.

During the opening of the judicial year 2022-2023 in the Bilbao Palace of Justiceattended by Councilors Josu Erkoreka and Beatriz Artolazabal and the President of the Basque Parliament, Bakartxo Tejería, reminded the Lehendakari that “the renewal of the Judicial Power Council has not yet taken place”.

As he has stated, it is “an institutional crisis that now extends to the Constitutional Court, which is not even part of the judiciary.”

Urkullu: “This situation carries a certain risk of discrediting the judiciary”

“This situation carries a certain risk of discrediting the judiciary, even if the perception of independence of judges and magistrates has not deteriorated,” he assured representatives of the judiciary, institutions, political parties and state security bodies and -troops.

Iñigo Urkullu recalled that the “gravity” of this situation “has even provoked the intervention of the European authorities”. “It is inconceivable that it can be sustained any longer,” he said.

Subijana has emphasized that, “to create a fertile context” to achieve the objective of accessibility, “it is an unavoidable premise to rediscover the space of institutional discourse that strict adherence to the constitutional and legal mandates by the entities who are obliged to do so a forbidden field. to the story of political opportunity”.

After stating that “without the foundation of the institutional” the courthouse falters with the ensuing risk of weakening”, he insisted that “justice should be handled with care and left out of the realm of partisan political debate, thus avoiding conveying an inaccurate image that the collective need for trust in crushes the independence of the judiciary”.

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Source: EITB

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