“Whoever says that there is no corruption in the courts, lies blatantly” – SinEmbargo MX

Zaldívar assured that corruption is more serious when it occurs in the bodies in charge of justice.

Mexico City, July 7 (However) .– The Chief Minister of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), Arturo Zaldivar, declared that “whoever says that in courts there is no corruption, he lies blatantly ”.

During the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Court of Administrative Justice of Mexico City, where the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, also appeared, Zaldívar made a self-criticism of the actions of the courts in Mexico and recognized that the corruption persists.

“We have to be firm and generate exemplary sanctions so that corruption is little by little a matter of the past. And whoever says that there is no corruption in the courts, or has not been in court, or is blatantly lying. We have to be self-critical and the only way to improve a court is to understand the problems we have, “he said.

In addition, he added that corruption is more serious when it occurs in the bodies in charge of justice.

“If corruption is inadmissible in any sector of the Government or of organs of power, it is much more serious when what is sold is justice. There is no reason that justifies corruption in the courts of our country, “he added.

Zaldívar acknowledged that in Mexico the courts are not close to society and perceive judges as “very distant, alien to their daily lives and susceptible to incurring corruption.”

“I think we must be realistic and self-critical, despite the fact that we have advanced in recent years, in Mexico the courts do not have a close relationship with the people, the people do not recognize social legitimacy in their courts,” said the Minister.

He added that the Mexican views the courts “as entities linked to the powers that be, to the economic power” and stated that those authorities should redouble their efforts to reverse the image that society has of them.

“We require more sensitive courts, closer to the people, courts that understand the human pain behind each file; that they understand the social moment that is being lived. We do not resolve issues in a glass box, we resolve them in society, in a society that demands justice ”, he concluded.

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