The President Iván Duque launched harsh criticism to the different judicial decisions against the execution of the recently created Law of Guarantees and the aerial spray with glyphosate for the eradication of illicit crops in the country.
During his speech at the installation of the first meeting of the National Commission for Judicial Discipline in Barranquilla, the president said he did not understand how judgments appear that seek to prevent compliance with a law sanctioned, referring to Bill approved in Congress on the Law of Guarantees.
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“Clearly, you can install the demands to the articles of the norms, but it cannot be that it is a question of making a pronouncement in front of norms that have not been sanctioned, leaving a questioning whether the sanction is covered by legality “, Duque indicated.
The president said that Although lawsuits can be filed, their decisions by the judges “cannot alter the capacity of the executive branch to sanction and enforce laws that have run their course “in Congress.
Duque specified that you are facing an unprecedented outrage, because He asked the Judicial Discipline Commission to show and define the limits of the powers of the judges in this matter.
He also spoke about the most recent pronouncements of the judicial branch referring to the stoppage of the use of glyphosate for the eradication of illicit crops.
President Duque stated that there cannot be an interpretive sentiment that ends up affecting or weakening the capacity of the State in his fight against drug trafficking. Assured that The institutionality is being put at risk, “in the face of the inclement attack of criminality.”
He said that he values that the Judicial Discipline Commission pays attention to these failures, “which end up being failures”, which delimit the capacity of the State to use these tools of precision so that uniformed men do not expose themselves to minefields or snipers when they carry out manual eradication of illicit crops.
“There is no justification to weaken that capacity for reaction on the part of the State, much more, when it is governed by social and environmental standards to fulfill this task “, said Duque, who added that it is the Commission’s job to scrutinize what are the reasons for “such behavior that violates the axes of the Constitution.”
On the other hand, the president of the Judicial Discipline Commission, Judge Julio Sampedro, highlighted that first meeting of the disciplinary authority where they will talk about the ethical principles, Human Rights and disciplinary jurisdiction.
Revealed that from 9,328 law graduates in the country in 2018 to more than 20,000 to date, although he said that 3 out of 10 law graduates have the faculties to practice the profession.
For this reason, Sampedro said that it is It is necessary to work between the Judiciary, the academy and society to find the best lawyers with ethical standards. Finally, he delivered a balance of the 10 months of operation of the Commission.
Between January 13 and October 31, 2021, this High Court heard 7,759 processes, from them, 5,384 were received of the former Disciplinary Chamber of the Superior Council of the Judiciary and 2,365 more they were received directly by this corporation.
Of the total of processes known by the National Commission of Judicial Discipline, 4,336 are against lawyers, 3,211 against judicial officials, 96 to clerks of justice, 52 against justices of the peace and 64 remaining to other matters.
During the first ten months of work, this disciplinary authority has decided 1,445 proceedings against lawyers, 617 against judicial officials, 19 against justices of the peace and clerks of justice, while 23 other decisions remain correspond to other matters such as change of location and conflict of jurisdiction.