All jurisdictions are facing the same problem: the non-renewal of the mandate of the investigating judges. Everything is blocked. Deans' offices are crowded with records returned by judges whose term did not renewed for several months. While the majority of instructing equally important documents for individual freedom.

The non-renewal of the mandate of the judges happened to run across the 18 courts of the first instance thus paralyzing the operation of the judiciary branch of government. According to Article 44 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the judge is appointed by a Presidential commission for a period of three years. His or her appointment is effective from the date of the swearing.

Since the entry into force of the Law of 13 November 2007 establishing the Higher Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ), the president appoints investigating judges on the advice of CSPJ which is the administrative, deliberation and discipline of the Haitian judicial system. 

Despite everything, nothing has changed. People still complain about the slow pace in handling criminal cases.

Thus, several deaneries full of records returned by investigating judges whose term of office expired. There are judges who have more than a year since their terms ended. Their cases are pending while people languish in prison. This is one of the main causes of prolonged pretrial detention. When we know that under section 7 of the Act of 26 July 1979 on the criminal appeal, the judge of instruction has a period of three months, two months to carry out the instruction and one month for the redaction of the Closing Order. The same provision requires the investigating judge to justify any delay by a reasoned ordinance addressed to the Dean in his capacity of court administrator under section 97 of the Decree of 22 August 1995 to the judiciary.

Given the number of renewal pending cases across the country, the President of the Republic, shouldn't he be given urgency to the appointments of proposals by the High Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ)?