PORT-AU-PRINCE — When eight judges were appointed to the country’s highest court recently, it was seen as a sign that perhaps things were moving forward — at least, with the legislative branch.

“Since the Court of Cassation was not functional, effective remedies were not possible,” said Martel Jean-Claude, president of the Association of Professional Magistrates. “So, it is a good thing that the Court of Cassation will resume its regular functioning.” 


Haiti’s interim Prime Minister Ariel Henry Court of Cassation judges' appointments are applauded by some while others believe that Henry does not have the legal authority to nominate jurists to the bench.

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Murdith Joseph is a social worker and journalist. She studied at the State University of Haiti and Maurice Communication. She first worked as a journalist presenter and reporter for Radio Sans Fin (RSF) then as a journalist reporter for Radio tele pacific and writting for the daily Le National. Today she joined the Haitian Times team and covers the news in Port-Au-Prince-Haiti.