Caracol Noticias | The Judiciary: another major challenge for Duque

Jun 18, 2018 | New

On 18 June 2018, Camilo Enciso, Director of the International Institute on Anticorruption Studies, spoke to the Noticias Caracol TV channel about the great challenges in justice facing the next President of Colombia, Iván Duque.

One of the greatest challenges, Enciso said, is how to stop the politicization of justice, “we cannot continue to have senior members of the judiciary who have joined from senior positions in the government or vice versa.”

Another major challenge is the low sentences that are handed out for corruption cases, “today 75% of those convicted of corruption don’t spend a single day in jail. We need to make wholesale changes from the root of the problem, creating a new set of rules for the game. “

He added “We need more drastic and tougher laws that prevent judges from being forced to grant conditional freedom or the suspension of arraignment measures.”