President Moise participated in workshop with CSPJ judges

Posted by on Friday, February 2, 2018 Under: National

On Wednesday January 31, 2018, President Jovenel Moïse, participated in a workshop with the members of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ) on the provisions to be adopted with a view to strengthening and to boost justice in the country.

"There will be no development without a strong and equitable justice," President Moïse reminded at this meeting between the representatives of the two powers who took the opportunity to discuss the fundamental role of Justice in the fight against impunity, prison overcrowding and corruption, which constitute major obstacles to the country's development the president conceded.

The meeting between the President and the judges took place on the same week as Haiti's prison system was ranked as the most overcrowded in the world by Forbes in Its latest report; an infamous place which the country has occupied for decades.

During the talks, President Jovenel Moïse pleaded for Harmony between the Executive and the Judiciary, with a view to providing concerted responses to the country's problems. "This meeting is a message sent to the Haitian people to signify that the three powers of the State intend to work together to solve the country's problems," the President said.

But one year in office, no progress has been made under President Jovenel Moise when it comes to justice and corruption. Innocent people continue to linger in jails without ever seeing a judge while high ranking government officials accused by a Senate's ethic commission of squandering, and embezzling millions of so called PetroCaribe funds are still serving in his administration.

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Those same judges, on December 18, 2017, had publicly rejected a formal invitation of President Jovenel Moise, after the President had confided to the Haitian community in Paris, on the Sidelines of the One Planet Summit, that he was forced to appoint the mandate of about 50 judges suspected of corruption.

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