In Gustavo Jalkh’s administration, between 2013 and 2018, four of the five members of the organization had been government officials of the citizen’s revolution.
The National Council of the Judicature (CNJ) was born in Ecuador in 1993, although in reality it began to operate five years later. The Constitution of that year ratified it as the sole organ of government, administration, vigilance and discipline of the Judicial Function.
But from its inception it lacked true autonomy and functionality, because it was dependent on the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ). Six judiciaries in 11 years The Constitution of 2008 established changes in the administration of justice and granted a role of greater importance to the then CNJ.
In his capacity as president of the CSJ, Roberto Gómez presided at that date the Judicature and was the last to fulfill both functions. This is because the same 2008, changed the name of the CNJ by Council of the Judicature (CJ) and the Constituent Assembly appointed to the new members for a period of six years. (I)