Supreme Court president promises no delayed justice
The Supreme Court president has promised that all cases referred to the Supreme Court will be wrapped up and verdicts handed down within a year.
In his New Year’s message broadcast on the New Year’s Eve, Supreme Court President Cheep Julamont said he was fully aware the public expectations in the judiciary and, hence, in the past one year, the court of justice had mobilized all the resources and manpower to perform their duties to meet them.
One of the important missions that the court of justice has made progress in accomplishing is addressing the problem of delay in justice procedure, with most of the cases received by the Appeals Court being wrapped up and verdicts issued within six months, said Mr Cheep, adding that all the cases that were sent to the Supreme Court in 2017 were concluded within the same year.
He also expected all the cases sent to the Supreme Court last year would be concluded this year.
The Supreme Court president said that the speeding up of legal process for cases in the court would ensure the public that the concern over delayed justice would be resolved.
Besides the speeding up of court cases, he said that the judiciary was still committed to perform such as the protection of rights and liberties under the Constitution.