Haiti – FLASH: The judicial system paralyzed in the 18 jurisdictions of the country
Monday, as announced by Jean Wilner Morin, President of the National Association of Haitian Magistrates (ANAMAH), the Judges began a week-long strike in all jurisdictions of the country, a movement also supported by the Professional Association Magistrates (APM) ) and the Association of Judges of Peace (AJUP).
By this action the magistrates want to force the Government to satisfy their demands among others: the payment of salary arrears for the luxury magistrates; the improvement of working conditions, the transfer of powers from the Ministry of Justice to the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ) in accordance with the agreement of October 2017; The transfer to the CSPJ of the investment fund to be used to build the courts of the Ministry of Justice, the cessation of any form of interference in the Judiciary which compromises the independence of Justice . //www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27746-haiti-news-zapping.html , a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the appointment of judges and their resolution and the amendment of the law of November 2007 so that prosecutors and magistrates remain irremovable.
Wando St Villiers President of the APM, who has been working with the Ministry of Justice for many years . He was delighted that the first day of strike was respected in the 18 jurisdictions of the country.
At the end of these days of work, judgments consider other strategies if they do not obtain satisfaction in order to force the executive to respond positively to their demands.
Moreover, we learn that the Associations and unions of clerks, announced a work stoppage on May 23 and 24.
So far, the central authorities have not yet reacted to this work.
PI / HaitiLibre