Temas Especiales

21 de Ene de 2022

Nacional

No to corruption

PANAMA. A new initiative to tackle corruption has been launched by the president of the Supreme Court , justice Harley Mitchell.

PANAMA. A new initiative to tackle corruption has been launched by the president of the Supreme Court , justice Harley Mitchell.

He is proposing a new bill that will create the Transparency and Integrity Tribunal. Its main function will be to investigate judges, magistrates and other court employees, who are suspected of tampering with the normal judicial process.

Mitchell was concerned with the current judicial backlog. There are more than 200 cases that date back to 1995 still awaiting resolution. Currently millionaire cases are awaiting to be heard at the Supreme Court among them are the fraudulent bankruptcies of Fotokina and the Adelag Group, just a few of the high profile cases. Six months ago the Judicial Organ started a series of audits in all the courts and judicial offices aiming to eradicate corruption and Mitchell has received in his office more than 4,000 letters denouncing irregularities in the handling of the files.