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Haiti - Justice : End of the caravan on the immediate appearance
With the logistic support of the Minustah, a delegation led by the State Secretary of Justice, Me. Jacquenet Oxilus, has traveled for more than a month the different departments of the country where working sessions were held with the police investigators, magistrates, Government Commissioners and seat judges around the provisions of the Act of 6 May 1927, taken under the presidency of Louis Borno, providing immediate appearance in cases of flagrant misdemeanor.
Following this law, the judgment of a person caught in flagrante delicto for an offense under the Criminal Court, can stand on the same day. However, this speed depends on the involvement of various actors, both within the police and the judicial system. The Secretary of State has given to magistrates met, copies of the minutes that can facilitate their work in the procedure leading to the immediate appearance. Among the documents handed to police and judges include the minutes of flagrante delicto, minutes of earing by the justice of the peace or court, calling of witnesses and even copies of pronouncement of judgment.
During this meeting which affected all jurisdictions of the country, the Secretary of State, Me. Jacquenet Oxilus officially proceeded to the reactivation of permanence different of differents prosecutor office near the first instance court of the Republic. Through the permanence of prosecutors, local people have the assurance of justice always available in weekend as in holidays. Among other benefits, the permanence of prosecutors will avoid any delay in the processing of court records, reducing the cases of remand.
The holding of this national caravan on the immediate appearance at the Correctional comes within the framework of the "Punch" operation, aunched in March by Me Pierre-Richard Casimir, the Minister of Justice https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-13297-haiti-justice-operation-punch.html aimed mainly at reducing the number of people in prison awaiting their judgment and prevent new cases of detention, through an immediate judgment in cases of flagrant misdemeanor.
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