The president of the Federal Chamber of Criminal Cassation, Alejandro Slokar, maintained that, if “the veracity” of the exchange of chats and audios between federal judges, media directors, Buenos Aires government officials and former members of the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) of the Cambiemos management after sharing a trip to Lago Escondido in October “there is a demand for explanations and accountability because these behaviors cannot be naturalized.”
Speaking to Telam Radiothe magistrate analyzed as “a duty of integrity not to be silent” because “the situation of the whole” is compromised.
Slokar pointed out that there is a set of rules that impose “principles of integrity such as those of the UN, which are called the Bangalore principles,” as well as the Ibero-American Code of Judicial Ethics “that is essential to always keep in mind.”
“On a daily basis, all judges, all of us, have a very high responsibility before society in the exercise of the very delicate task entrusted to them, which is nothing more nor less than the honest application of the law,” he remarked.
In this context, he pointed out: “I can only wait, of course with all due respect, for the explanation that, in some case, before the corresponding instances, my colleagues provide.”
“I can only wait, of course with all due respect, for the explanation that, in some case, before the corresponding instances, my colleagues provide”
For Slokar, if the veracity of these sayings is verified, those involved “are far from the integrity that a judge must have”.
The revelation that federal judges, two directors of Grupo Clarín, a Buenos Aires minister, the head of CABA prosecutors and a businessman with a past in the AFI coordinated through the Telegram application to spread a false version to justify the participation of several of They on a private flight to Bariloche plus a luxury stay at the ranch of magnate Joe Lewis yesterday opened a scandal over the alleged receipt of “gifts” by magistrates and officials.