Ecuador high court justices selected to fill vacanies left by mass dismissal

[JURIST] Ecuador's new Supreme Court [official website in Spanish] justices are set to be sworn in during a ceremony in front of the international monitors that oversaw their selection. The 31-justice court has been without permanent members since last December, when then-President Lucio Gutierrez [BBC profile] disbanded the Court [JURIST report] amidst allegations of it being biased against him. Gutierrez later had the Ecuadorian Congress [official website] appoint provisional justices to the court, but soon thereafter attempted to dismiss the court [JURIST report] again. The current court members were chosen by a selection committee put together under the supervision of international observers. The swearing-in ceremony will take place Wednesday. Ecuador's Hoy Online has local coverage in Spanish. BBC News has more.



 

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