The nation’s prosecutor, Patricia Benavides demanded – through a public statement – that the Justice and Human Rights Commission of Congress of the Republic Respect the constitutional guarantees of the seven members of the National Judicial Council (JNJ) as part of the summary process that could end in 14 days with the removal of all members of this institution, which – according to various entities defending democracy – would represent a blow to institutionality and the separation of powers.
“Unlike my critics, as a democrat and lawyer, I believe that due process exists for all Peruvians. I demand that the constitutional guarantees of the members of the National Judicial Council be respected, because we are all equal before the law,” he said from Satipo in Junín.
Last Thursday 7th, the plenary session approved the Judicial Commission chaired by Janet Rivas from Perú Libre, examines the members of the JNJ. The parliamentarian’s motion was given the green light with 84 votes in favour, 22 against and 7 abstentions. Patricia Chirinos, by Avanza País. The process began in this parliamentary chamber in record time. Last Tuesday the 12th, the work plan that will guide the investigation process was drawn up.
Inside congress the message of Patricia Benavides It was not well received. The parliamentarian from the People’s Renewal Bank Gladys Echaiz asked the Public Prosecutor’s Office to clarify its concern regarding respect for the constitutional guarantees of the members of the JNJ: “I don’t know what the Public Prosecutor’s Office means; By all means, let them make it clear,” she told Exitosa.
How many votes are required in plenary to recall the members of the JNJ?
If the trend towards speeding up the summary procedure continues, the vote will take place in Full It could be planned for the first weeks of October. Approval of the removal of the seven members of the National Justice Office a 2/3 majority of Parliament is required; In practice it would be 87 votes. Whether each case is voted on individually or on all cases depends on how the issue was previously discussed in the Justice Commission.
Meanwhile this is houses of Parliament She found it difficult to get 87 votes on issues of great importance, even more so when there was pressure from the media or the street. However, it is also important to remember that the plenary session approved the investigation by 84 votes. A vote that is just a few votes short of the minimum required to deal a new blow to the country’s institutions.