Jeribi pleads for revision of legal framework governing Court of Cassation and unification of jurisprudence | Tunisia News Gazette

Jeribi pleads for revision of legal framework governing Court of Cassation and unification of jurisprudence

Justice Minister Ghazi Jeribi pleaded Monday for the revision of the legal framework governing the Court of Cassation and the unification of jurisprudence.

“The growing number of cases referred to the Court of Cassation hinders the proper functioning of this court and prevents it from fully fulfilling its mission,” he said at a seminar in Tunis on the theme “The Court of Cassation: lege lata and lege ferenda”.

“The legal texts governing the Court of Cassation are obsolete. They go back to 60 years, “said the first president of the Court of Cassation, Hedi Gdiri.

“Since the promulgation of the Code of Civil and Commercial Procedure and the Code of Criminal Procedure, the number of cases has increased considerably, thus preventing this jurisdiction from fully fulfilling its role,” he said.

Faced with the proliferation of chambers of the Court of Cassation (17 civil chambers, 22 criminal chambers), it has become difficult to unify jurisprudence and harmonise judicial decisions, he added.

This seminar is timely to arrive at a series of recommendations inherent to the Court of Cassation particularly with regard to the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the stay of enforcement of judgments on appeal.

Organised in collaboration with the programme of support to judicial reform funded by the European Union, this two-day meeting is an opportunity to reflect on ways to improve the judicial system in Tunisia and identify difficulties that impede the smooth operation of the Court of Cassation on the structural and organisational level.

Source: TAP News Agency

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