Former Supreme Court Judge Eugenio Zaffaroni defined today as “a mafia procedure“to the formation of a Buenos Aires judicial table to persecute union leaders during the administration of Maria Eugenia Vidal and involved the former president in that action Mauricio Macri.
“We imagined that illicit association, we knew it existed because otherwise the lawfare it cannot be produced, “said the former magistrate in dialogue with The uncovering about the video that revealed a meeting between former Buenos Aires officials, executives of the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) and businessmen, in which they reveal the idea of setting up legal cases to harm trade unionists in the province of Buenos Aires.
He insisted that it was “a mafia procedure” and he reflected: “When several gangsters get together they leave a testimony that they were together so that no one can take their feet off the plate and say ‘I have nothing to do with it’.”
In that sense, he added that what surprised him was that “the video appeared and that they did not destroy it when they left.”
Likewise, he asserted that although “the media oligopoly what is above all that is Macri and the financial power of the northern hemisphere, “while he considered that the role of the Judiciary” is a little badge, a piece in that game, it lends itself to that with different mechanisms. “
Similarly, he judged that the lawfare “It was not a fantasy” and what could be seen about the former president of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa, the Argentine vice president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and the social reference Miracle Room, among others.
Regarding the collusion of the Judicial Power with the lawfareZaffaroni observed that in Argentina “they used a minority of judges, some of whom are concentrated in Comodoro Py, some of them clearly in a criminal attitude that is foreseen in the Penal Code as a crime.”
He believed that the structure of the judiciary “is totally irrational” because it allowed the following to occur: “There is no Court of 4 or 5 types in the world that concentrates the power of Cassation, constitutional control, international conventional control, and now also the appointment of the judges “.
“We must ask ourselves how the prevaricating judges got to their positions,” he said. Zaffaroni and he proposed to think about how to find an “institutional solution” to this situation, under the framework of the current Constitution.
Regarding judicial reform, he specified that the Court that the country needs “must have at least 15 judges and be divided into chambers”, because, as he explained, “there is a serious problem in the Court which is to sign things about which they do not know.”
“If the Court wants to assume that function of being the ultimate instance, of any cause, of any matter throughout the country, it must have specialized chambers,” he concluded.
Finally, the former judge said that, after establishing a solution for the judicial structure under the current Constitution, “one could think of a future constitutional reform” that would allow, for example, “a system where we have a Constitutional Court and a Court of Justice. Cassation”.