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The government delays the documents of 49 judges and prosecutors who deal with the crimes that most affect people


While he puts his energy into changing the attorney, he does not forward to the Senate the documents for the City's criminal jurisdiction, which deals with robberies, homicides, abuses and fraud.

Lucia Salinas

05/24/2021 13:02

  • Clarí

  • Politics

Updated 05/24/2021 1:04 PM


theft, murder, abuse cases

, the frauds, crimes against property and forgery, ie issues of

concern to citizens, are the ones who must resolve

the Criminal Justice and Corrections City.

But with vacant positions in all its instances, it works more and more collapsed, delaying many resolutions. A year and three months ago, President Alberto Fernández 

withdrew from the Senate to "analyze" 49 candidate documents

that corresponded to this key jurisdiction, and since then he has not presented them again. 

Far from the dispute of the Casa Rosada with the federal justice, which is in charge of investigating the political power, is the jurisdiction that attends the claims of the ordinary citizen and that little is included in the proposals with which the government seeks to reform to the Judiciary in search of an improvement of the system.

The National Criminal and Correctional jurisdiction of the City of Buenos Aires is going through one of its most critical moments: it has vacancies in all instances and the predominant number is in the investigating courts.

For example, in this first instance there

are 63 courts, of which about 20 do not have regular judges: they 

are covered with subrogations that can be extended for six months.

"The State thus saves 66% of a salary, covering the positions with substitute judges who are sometimes in more than one position, which of course

delays all cases,

" explained a judicial source to



In the documents withdrawn by the Executive Power there were eight that were magistrates for that instance.

There are 28 ordinary Oral Courts, which must be made up of 84 magistrates: almost 30% of these positions are vacant


Of the documents withdrawn by President Alberto Fernández, 24 corresponded to the coverage of these positions.

They are not the only instances of the jurisdiction that have uncovered charges.

The Criminal and Correctional Chamber

 has five chambers that must be constituted with three judges each.

There are four unfilled positions with magistrates as incumbents.

The National Cassation Chamber also has four vacancies.

One of them was to be covered by Daniel Rafecas, the President's candidate to take office as Attorney General of the Nation, but who did not have the support of Kirchnerism that, on the contrary, seeks to advance with a modification of the Public Ministry Law Fiscal.

The vacancy of important positions is also observed in the

Oral Criminal and Correctional Courts of Minors of the Federal Capital

, where there are four empty positions.

Absences in appointments also affect those who make up the Public Prosecutor's Office.

There are

three positions available for Attorney General before the Oral Criminal and Correctional Courts of the Federal Capital

, but according to judicial sources that amount would be even higher as a result of the reform of the sector's pension system, which prompted many to conclude with their retirement process.

For the Official Public Defender before the oral courts of the jurisdiction, there are two unfilled positions, as well as the Official Defender of First Instance and before the National Criminal and Correctional Chamber of the Federal Capital, where there are six positions without holders.

With this scenario, surrogacy is the methodology to correct the lack of appointments that entails, as many judges and prosecutors define, a “permanent collapse of the jurisdiction” and

a “constant delay in the response that justice must give to the citizens” .

Source: clarin

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