Congress: TC commission now proposes that the election of magistrates be held in January 2021

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The Special Commission in charge of selecting the magistrates of the Constitutional Court proposed that the election of the new members be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

Initially, the parliamentary working group had proposed that this process culminate on December 30, 2020, one day before the New Year. This date was questioned by Executive authorities, such as the Prime Minister, Walter Martos, and Ana Neyra, head of the Minjus.

New schedule

The recent proposal of the TC Commission It would be evaluated this Monday, October 19, starting at 4:00 pm in a face-to-face session. The new schedule establishes the following deadlines:

Stages of the contest Days
Call publication October 19
Registration and presentation of folders October 20-26
Evaluation of compliance with formal registration requirements October 27-29
Publication of a list of applicants who meet the requirements 30th of October
Presentation of citizenship strikethroughs against applicants From November 2 to 13
Resolution of strikethroughs filed against applicants From November 16 to 27
Referral of the list to the Comptroller General of the Republic November 27
Access to the system of the Comptroller General of the Republic November 28
Curriculum evaluation November 28-30
Filling of affidavits before the Comptroller General of the Republic November 29-30
Summons to personal interview From November 30 to December 2
Crossing of information between the Special Commission and the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic for the examination of sworn statements December 1st
Evaluation of the Comptroller’s Office of the sworn statements and submission of the report Within 15 days
Personal interview and publication of results From December 18 to 21
Publication of the table of merits December 22th
Report to the Presidency of Congress December 23th
Summons to plenary session for the election of the magistrates of the Constitutional Court December 30

Merino signed RL that approves regulations for the selection of candidates for the TC

The head of Parliament, Manuel Merino, signed on October 16 Legislative Resolution 006-2020-2021-CR, which approves the regulations for the selection of suitable candidates for the election of magistrates of the Constitutional Court (TC).

This legal device was expressly approved with 103 votes in favor and exonerated from a second vote, with the unanimous support of the Alianza Para el Progreso, Somos Perú, Unión Por el Perú, Frepap, Podemos Perú and Fuerza Popular groups.

Ledesma asks to avoid conflicts of interest in new magistrates

In dialogue with RPP, the current president of the TC said that the election of the new tribunes must take place within a framework of transparency.

We must see the possible conflicts of interest that could exist between the candidates or possibly elected magistrates. For that, the work of the Comptroller —And other State agencies— it has to be fundamental because the valuable element that every court or every judge can show is the issue of their independence and impartiality, “he told said media.

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