The members of the Network of Entities for Independent Justice in Argentina (REJIA), they requested to the president of the National Magistracy Council, Diego Molea, who take a series of measures in favor of the transparency of the summaries that are processed in the Disciplinary and Accusation Commission of the body.
In a letter, the leaders of this NGO network recalled that “until now it has beenOnly the opinions are known of the councilors who investigate the complaints and eventually the resolutions of the plenary, in the case of the investigated judges ”.
So, “we request to create, as a first measure, un registration of complaints online, where the existence of all those that are made against a judge, their date, the full name of the complainant, and the follow-up of the steps that said complaint went through (example: Rejection “in limine”, transfer of art. 11 ° , citation of art. 20, etc.) and the date of its issuance ”.
As happens “with the sworn statements of assets of the officials that are online on the website of the Anti-Corruption Office, we propose that whoever rmake the query leave your name and your ID when making the same, as a safeguard for responsible handling of this public information ”.
Furthermore, “we believe that the Council should put online on its website, as it does with its meetings and other activities, the summary documents, with the exception of those that have to do with the private life of the person under investigation ”.
In this way, “citizens could have access to documentation and to monitor the work of the counselor in charge of the issue, thus avoiding long and gray investigations that in some cases seem destined to cover up situations and allow the instructor counselor some discretion ”.
Article 2 of the Law on Access to Public Information 27,275 is clear in this regard. It says “The right of access to public information includes the possibility of searching, accessing, requesting, receiving, copying, analyzing, reprocessing, reusing and freely redistributing the information in the custody of the obligated subjects listed in article 7 of this law. , with the only limitations and exceptions established by this rule ”.
“We know, Dr. Molea, of their commitment to access to public information as well as that of other members of the Council, so we expect a favorable response to our request ”, he added.
REJIA is made up of CADAL (chaired by Sybil Rhodes), Forensic Accountants (Alfredo Popritkin), Legislative Board (María Baron), Fores (Alfredo Vítolo), Jubi judges (Luis Herrero), Republican Professors (Guillermo Mizraji), Justa Causa (Luis Cevasco), Río Paraná Civil Association (Alberto Cohan), Instituto Altos Estudios de Derecho de Mendoza (Arlington Roberto Uliarte), Will Justice (Raúl Aguirre Saravia), Republican Joint Action and Justice Plant (Diana Cohen Agrest).
For example, last week the Magistracy closed a summary against the former judge of Dolores and current judge of La Plata Alejo Ramos Padilla but its content was not known.
REJIA, the Network of Entities for Independent Justice in Argentina, also promotes a petition for the reform of the Organic Law of the Public Prosecutor’s Office not to be approved on the change.org platform. The initiative, which can be found at Change.org/porlajusticiaindependiente, has already collected 130,000 signatures.