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The Supreme Court of Justice president, Luis Henry Molina, says that the ongoing digitalizing of the judicial system is eliminating the years-long backlog in cases. “Soon we will not have judicial arrears in the Dominican Republic,” said Molina in an interview with El Caribe-CDN media group.

Molina said the arrears in justice are a cancer of the system. “A justice that is in arrears is a late justice, and late justice is not justice,” he said.

Molina says the efforts are already paying off. He mentioned that in the judicial districts of Barahona, San Juan de la Maguana and Puerto Plata, and soon in Montecristi, there are no longer delays.

He said the plans are to complete the digitalization of all files to 2019 in the second half of this year. With this, he says, “we would not be technically in arrears.”

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