Understanding the composition of the National Council of the Magistracy and what is ahead


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Feb 20, 2019

President Luis Abinader has pending convening the National Council of the Magistracy (CNM) to choose the judges for the higher courts in the Dominican Republic. The CNM is responsible for selecting the judges of the Constitutional Court (TC), the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ), Superior Electoral Court (TSE), and the Superior Administrative Court (TSA). President Abinader has insisted on the importance of electing judges known for independence of criteria and not political appointees.

During the next four years of his term, President Abinader needs to convene the CNM to replace up to 10 judges whose terms are expiring.

The CNM has pending the replacement or ratifying of a Supreme Court of Justice judge and replacing four judges at the Constitutional Court and five of the Superior Electoral Court.

The CNM needs to name the replacement for Supreme Court of...

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