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European Union Report: An Opportunity for the Courts to Prove Their Independence.

European Union Election Observation Mission: …the process as an opportunity for the courts to prove their independence. Whatever the approach, time is of the essence.

In a recent report published by the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), concerns have been raised regarding the emancipation of the Judiciary and the length of time it takes for presidential cases to be resolved in the country.

The report highlights the potential of emancipation of the Judiciary, emphasizing the need for an expedited court process and the broadcasting of the proceedings. Calling for swift action and transparency to uphold the courts’ independence.

EU EOM
Chief Observer, EU, Mr. Barry Andrews.

Many stakeholders, including civil society organizations, political parties, and the public, perceive the ongoing cases as an opportunity for the courts to demonstrate their impartiality and independence from political influence. Consequently, the need for a timely resolution and public scrutiny of the proceedings has become paramount.

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The EU EOM report emphasizes the importance of expediting the court process, acknowledging that time is of the essence. Delays in resolving these cases can lead to a prolonged period of uncertainty, impacting the political stability and governance of the country. Swift resolutions are crucial for the smooth functioning of the government and to address any potential grievances arising from the electoral process.

European Union Report: An Opportunity for the Courts to Prove Their Independence.
An Opportunity for the Courts to Prove Their Independence.

Furthermore, the report noted that stakeholders believe that the courts can affirm their independence and showcase their commitment to fair and unbiased decision-making. Broadcasting the hearings would also provide an opportunity for citizens to engage with the judicial process and hold the courts accountable.

As the nation eagerly awaits the court’s decisions on these presidential cases, the pressure to deliver justice swiftly and transparently continues to mount. The judiciary and other relevant stakeholders must take the concerns raised by the EU EOM and various actors seriously. It is essential to prioritize the resolution of these cases in a timely manner, upholding the integrity of the judicial system and ensuring public confidence in the democratic process.

The European Union Election Observation Mission quoted in their report:

“Thus, the presidential cases can run for up to eight months. With the inauguration on 29 May, many stakeholders have been calling for an expedited court process and for broadcasting of the proceedings.”

European Union Report: An Opportunity for the Courts to Prove Their Independence.

Many stakeholders perceive the process as an opportunity for the courts to prove their independence. Whatever the approach, time is of the essence.” the EOM added on Page 52.


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