Tunisia: Judicial Council Terminates Assignment of Judges to Carthage and Kasbah

Tunis/Tunisia — The Juridical Judicial Council under the Supreme Judicial Council (CSM) has terminated the assignment of judges to several national institutions and authorities "as long as the law does not require the presence of a judge in their composition."

This involves juridical judges assigned to the Presidency of the Republic, the Prime Ministry, ministries and other authorities where the assignment of a judge is not dictated by the law, the CSM explained in a statement issued on Tuesday evening.

"All the decisions to assign judges were examined and individual decisions were issued to terminate some of them," the statement said, without specifying the number.

The Council justifies this provision by the "concern to uphold the principle of independence and neutrality of the judiciary, to keep it away from political tugging and to preserve the reputation and dignity of judges and the judiciary against discredit and defamation campaigns".

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