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Haiti - FLASH : The Commissioner of the Government Daméus resigns !
15/12/2018 08:05:32

Haiti - FLASH : The Commissioner of the Government Daméus resigns !
Friday, under pressure for several months, the Commissioner of the Government near the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince Me Clamé Ocnam Daméus with decisions often contested, finally resigned. Recall that he replaced Me Jean Jean Léger who had resigned in March 2017.

In his resignation letter he explains "[...] I decided to resign as Government Commissioner at the Port-au-Prince Court of First Instance and as a member of the Superior Council of the Judiciary. Because I have too high regard for the policy in the service of the Haitian nation to accept to be used as a tool for manipulation and perversion of justice. One day, a truly free and independent justice will tell the whole truth about the important issues of the time and history will be my only judge," writes Me Clamé-Ocnam Daméus, government commissioner and member of the CSPJ.

"From a simple procurator, assistant chief prosecutor, chief prosecutor, substitute commissioner of the government to chief government commissioner and member of the Superior Council of the judiciary twice, I remain a legitimate son of this justice and I love him too much to make me an accomplice of those who want to assassinate him, and this, of whatever political sensibility he may be. Faced with the many difficulties and political pressures of all kinds that prevent me from carrying out my work as a defender of society, I find myself obliged to resign from these functions [...]"

A resignation welcomed by the lawyers of the bar of Port-au-Prince on strike since October 9 and who had been demanding for more than 2 months his dismissal following violence by members of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) against members of their profession https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-26069-haiti-justice-the-protector-of-the-citizen-deeply-concerned.html

Recall that on February 2, the impetuous Commissioner Dameus, who was blamed on January 25, 2018 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23416-haiti-justice-the-minister-fortunate-blames-the-government-commissioner-dameus.html by the Minister of Justice Heidi Fortuné after a call to order https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-22783-haiti-justice-the-minister-of-justice-warns-the-commissioner-of-the-government.html had already handed his resignation https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23475-haiti-justice-the-government-commissioner-dameus-resigns.html which had been refused by then Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant.

It is the former substitute of the Government Commissioner Paul Eronce Villard who becomes the new Commissioner of the Government. Judge well known for his rigor, of great competence, considered by his peers as a model of magistrate, he was one of the few Substitutes of the government commissioner to respect the deadlines fixed by the law and to have no record late. Recall that following his layoff in July 2015 by Minister Pierre-Richard Casimir he had preferred to resign.

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