Miscarriages of Justice in Catalonia

MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE IN CATALONIA
CONSEJO DE PODER JUDICIAL

Miscarriages of Justice in Catalonia

The current judicial discipline system is controlled by the Consejo de Poder Judicial who are responsible for investigating reports of judicial misconduct, and sanctioning it.

However, in practice there are limits to what they can sanction. Because they are not allowed to interfere with Judicial Independence, they are unable to sanction anything which relates to judicial resolutions, even resolutions which are patently illegal and unjust. This is explained in a semi-form letter from the Consejo concerning an illegal seizure of an apartment, done by a judge with total impunity:

Resolución del Consejo - 2005-12-07

So what type of misconduct does the Consejo handle? According to Articles 417 to 419 of the LOPJ, they handle matters regarding the judge's attendance, unjustified delays in cases, and matters between judges not involving cases.


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