Death Penalty Talk Puts Spotlight on Judiciary

Death Penalty Talk Puts Spotlight on Judiciary

The debate on the functioning of the judiciary was reignited following a spate of execution-style murders in recent months, which led to a number of political figures calling for the reinstatement of capital punishment. A group of jurists and party representatives oppose this solution and blame the problem on the lack of independence of the judiciary system itself.

Beirut-based NGO The Legal Agenda, the International Commission of Jurists and the Siracusa International Institute – together with a group of judges and party representatives – have formed a commission that is currently working on a new draft law that seeks to reinforce judges’ independence from the executive branch, which they aim to present to Parliament by the end of the year.

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Source: The Daily Star

Author: Federica Marsi