Press Release – Chamber of Advocates – 29.01.2024

The Chamber of Advocates is issuing this press release as a reaction to the Prime Minister’s statements made at a political event held during the course of the weekend.

Whilst the Chamber of Advocates acknowledges that 4 and a half years is indeed a considerable duration for an inquiry process to be concluded, one also needs to consider the other matters being handled by magistrates as well as the ever-increasing case load. Indeed it is imperative to recognize that the issues at hand extend beyond the specifics of this case.

There is a pressing need to reassess and enhance the overall system governing inquiries, not only in this particular instance. So much so that the government has recently appointed a number of magistrates intended to focus on inquiries.

It is crucial to refrain from using this case as a scapegoat to deflect attention from the broader need for procedural reforms, which lie within the purview of that very entity empowered to enact such changes, led by the Prime Minister who is the individual responsible for making such comments.

Moreover, it is paramount that any discourse surrounding the inquiry process refrains from engaging in personal attacks against the Judiciary purely to gain political mileage for an entity or individual.

The Judiciary plays a vital role in upholding the rule of law and ensuring justice for all, and any critique should be conducted with respect and adherence to due process.

Furthermore, the Chamber emphasizes the importance of providing a serene environment for the Judiciary to carry out its duties effectively. Creating an atmosphere conducive to fair and impartial adjudication is essential for maintaining public trust and confidence in the legal system.


Chamber of Advocates

Issued today 29th January 2024