LIVE: the Supreme Court of Justice participates in a meeting in Rosario to support the judges who investigate drug trafficking


The Faculty of Law of the National University of Rosario is the scene in which a meeting of federal judges takes place from 11 this Thursday in a city where deaths are counted every day as a result of disputes between gangs that run drug trafficking in the area.

Since the investigations for the crime of drug trafficking are in the hands of the federal justice system, the Association of Federal Judges (AJUFE) organizes a meeting in Rosario to which magistrates from all over the country were invited. The intention, the organizers explain, is to support the judicial officials from Rosario, and others from the coast, who intervene in the most complicated drug trafficking cases in the country. The meeting began as something of the “federals” and became a meeting of a good part of the actors of justice.

In this context, the event is attended by the four judges that make up the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation. And two of them will speak at the meeting called “The prosecution of drug trafficking”. The opening of the exhibitions is in charge of Horace Rosatti President of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation and of the Council of the Judiciary of the Nation. The last exhibition, meanwhile, will be that of Ricardo Lorenzetti who will present a “Report on the National Commission for the fight against drug trafficking.” The judges of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation will also be in the auditorium Juan Carlos Maqueda and Carlos Rosenkrantz.

pledged his presence Edward Casal interim in charge of the Attorney General of the Nation where the federal prosecutors who investigate drug trafficking depend.

The members of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation pledged their participation in the meeting organized by AJUFE
The members of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation pledged their participation in the meeting organized by AJUFE

The call is borne by AJUFE but it has the support of other organizations linked to judicial activity. The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA), the Board of Presidents of National and Federal Chambers, the Board of Oral Courts of the Argentine Republic, the Association of Magistrates and the Association of Prosecutors (AFFUN) joined the initiative. It also adheres to the National Justice Employees Union and the Association of Federal Judges of Brazil.

The words of welcome were in charge of George Moran, President of the Chamber in Federal Administrative Litigation and who heads AJUFE and the dean of the Faculty of Law of the National University of Rosario, Hernan Botta.

Regarding the agenda of the day, the speakers of the panel called “Investigation and prosecution of drug trafficking: current situation and proposals” will be: Javier Leal de Ibarrapresident of the Board of Presidents of Federal and National Chambers; Diego Barroetavenajudge of the Federal Chamber of Criminal Cassation; Hannibal PinedaVice President of the Federal Chamber of Rosario; Ricardo Toranzosfederal prosecutor of Salta; Carlos Vera BarrosFederal Judge of Rosario; Karina PerelliJudge of the Economic Criminal Oral Court and Miguel Angel GuerreroFederal Judge of Eldorado, province of Misiones.

The federal judges invited the governor of Santa Fe, Omar Perottito the mayor of Rosario, Paul Javkinto the national senators for the province and also to the members of the Council of the Judiciary of the Nation.

The federal justice system in Rosario has several vacancies that must be filled for a long time. Holding the meeting of judges in that city is also-according to the organizers-a claim for the Council of the Judiciary, the Senate and the Executive Power to speed up the appointments of the positions to be filled.

Among the speakers will be Vera Barros, a federal judge from Rosario, and Guerrero, a federal judge from Eldorado. They are the ones who can tell firsthand how they work in places where drug trafficking dominates territories, crosses borders, threatens officials and has the collaboration of gangs from neighboring countries.

Police cordon at the entrance to the Rosario Law School this morning (Credit: Gabriel Iezzi)
Police cordon at the entrance to the Rosario Law School this morning (Credit: Gabriel Iezzi)

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