OHCHR alarmed by ‘attacks’ on judicial independence in Haiti

OHCHR alarmed by ‘attacks’ on judicial independence in Haiti
OHCHR alarmed by ‘attacks’ on judicial independence in Haiti

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details OHCHR alarmed by ‘attacks’ on judicial independence in Haiti in the following article

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - GENEVA — The UN human rights office (OHCHR) is “very concerned” over recent attacks against judicial independence in Haiti, as the country is gripped by political and institutional instability, a spokesperson said on Friday.

According to spokesperson Liz Throssell, a judge of the Haitian Cour de Cassation (Supreme Court), was arrested on Feb. 7, in circumstances that may amount to unlawful or arbitrary arrest and detention. Twenty-two other individuals were also arrested, 17 of whom still remain in pre-trial detention.

While the judge was subsequently released, the person along with two others were “forced to retire and later replaced, apparently through an irregular procedure”.

“These developments cause concerns about judicial independence and have further eroded the separation of powers in Haiti,” Throssell said at a regular media briefing at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG).

Throssell stressed that respecting the rule of law and the system of checks and balances at all times is paramount. “It is even more crucial now given the growing political tensions and the increasing expression of dissent in demonstrations,” she said.

OHCHR called on the Haitian authorities to ensure respect for the established legal and institutional framework, and to comply with their obligations under the country’s constitution and international human rights treaties, she added.

“We urge the government and opposition to engage in a meaningful and inclusive dialogue to avoid further escalation of tensions, and to resolve the current political and institutional deadlock in a manner that is both lasting and sustainable,” Throssell said.

OHCHR stands ready to continue supporting Haitian authorities in their fulfillment of international human rights obligations and expresses its continuing willingness to strengthen its human rights engagement with all sectors in the society. — UN News

These were the details of the news OHCHR alarmed by ‘attacks’ on judicial independence in Haiti for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Saudi Gazette and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

NEXT Sri Lanka welcomes Saudi Arabia’s green initiatives, seeks climate cooperation