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Haiti - Justice : 28 candidates for judges of the Court of Cassation
19/08/2011 16:34:54

Haiti - Justice : 28 candidates for judges of the Court of Cassation
Sen. Youri Latortue, President of the Senate Commission Justice and Security confirmed yesterday to have received the records of 28 legal professionals, candidates to one of the six vacant seats of judges for over four years, to the Court of Cassation, the highest court in the country.

After the first treatment, the Commission will send next week to the assembly the list of the candidates. The latter will select 18 names, which will be transmitted in accordance with Article 175 of the Constitution, to the Chief of the Executive. The President of the Republic will appoint six judges on the list of 18 names, before the establishment of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary (Conseil supérieur du Pouvoir Judiciaire - CSPJ) whose the date of the Opening of the Court was set for October 3, 2011. The term of office of judges of the Court of Cassation is 10 years.

Youri Latortue said that the commission is currently investigating on the various applicants and is ready to receive any testimony about the past of the candidates before submitting its report to the Assembly.

List of applicants for one of the six vacant positions of judges to the Court of Cassation :

Judge Jean Joseph Lebrun, former Dean of the Civil Court of Port-au-Prince, and judge of the Court of Appeal of the capital
Judge Florence Mathieu, deputy commissioner of the government at the Court of Appeal of Port-au-Prince
Me Auguste Georges Duquerne, Judge of the Court of Appeal (Hinche)
Me Carlo Jean-Louis, investigating judge (Jacmel)
Me François Fouchard Bergrome, lawyer and former senator (Artibonite)
Me Frantz Clerfort, lawyer
Me Frantzy Philémon, Government Commissioner at the Court of Cassation
Me Jean Jacques Jean-Baptiste, lawyer
Me Jean Julien André, Dean of the court (Anse-à-Veau)
Me Jean Lionel Cédras, lawyer
Me Jean Sinclair Joassaint, government commissioner to the Court of Appeal (Hinche)
Me Jean Pérez Paul, investigating judge to the first instance court (Port-au-Prince)
Me Jean Raoul St-Cyr, Judge to the first instance court (Port-au-Prince)
Me Joseph Mécène Jean-Louis, Judge of the Court of Appeal (Gonaïves)
Me Henri Marge Dorléans, Former Justice Minister of the interim government Alexandre / Latortue (2004-2006) and Professor of Law
Me Kesner Michel Thermézi, deputy commissioner of the government at the Court of Cassation
Me Louis Frantz Dor, lawyer
Me Louis Pressoir Jean-Pierre, President of the Court of Appeal (Cayes)
Me Norah Amilcar Jean-François, Judge of the Court of Appeal (Port-au-Prince)
Me Paul Yves Joseph, advisor to the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA)
Me Pierre Fils Patrick Calixte, Judge of the Court of Appeal (Port-au-Prince)
Me Pierre Mérat, lawyer
Me Prosper Thélusmé, President of the Court of Appeal (Hinche)
Me René Sylvestre, Judge of the Court of Appeal (Gonaïves)
Me Rose Philomène Etienne, Judge to the first instance court (Grande-Rivière du Nord)
Me Sténio Bellevue, government commissioner to the Court of Appeal (Cayes)
Me Thiers Malette, lawyer
Mme Wendel Portello, Judge of the Court of Appeal (Port-au-Prince)

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