- Posted December 12, 2012 by
Rumors of coup against the Supreme Court of Honduras
Deputies of the National Party of Honduras National Congress Tuesday night promoted a process for the removal of four of the five judges of the Supreme Court.
The Constitutional Chamber is composed of five judges of which four, José Antonio Gutiérrez Navas (President), Gustavo Enrique Bustillo Palma, Rosalinda Cruz Sequeira, Jose Francisco Ruiz Gaekel, against whom would the determination of Congress admitted because a resource for defense against confidence tests that are performed to Honduran Police because the purification process of the institution.
The motion passed by the National Congress of Honduras is an interference with which it is trying to intimidate the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) said Tuesday the head of the Liberal Party, Alfredo Saavedra.
Under Article 314 of the Constitution, judges are elected for seven years and only in case of death, disability preventing him from performing his office or resignation or replacement for legal reasons (when declared in place a preliminary hearing against this judge) must fill the vacancy by another judge for the remainder of the seven-year period for which he was elected.
That decision and others taken by the Supreme Court against projects approved by the legislative and executive branches of Congress caused the trouble.
Honduras, with the separation of powers, the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor should immediately acknowledge those who break the constitutional order, but as this institution is appointed by members of the National Congress of Honduras, for conflict of interest is not achieved.