The Foundation for the Due Process of Law (U.S.), the Center for Law, Justice and Society Studies (Colombia) and the Legal Defense Institute (Peru), submitted a report about the judicial independence in Ecuador, which stresses that in the country it would exist a “political use of justice”.
The report was made by jurist Luis Pásara and is based on the analysis of 12 trials for the September 30, 2010 insurgency. Moreover, 42 Judiciary resolutions are mentioned, with which 57 judges were dismissed.
Gustavo Jalkh, President of the Judicial Council, noted that the report has no legal, academic or technical support. According to the authority, the study is a “collection of political opinions”.
Jalkh added that the Judiciary is obligated to answer the complaints of users and that in all cases the required process has been followed. He added that most complaints have not been admissible to be processed and, from the admitted, in the majority, the innocence of the accused has been declared.