Aoun: Judicial Body Not Dependent on Anyone During My Term

President Michel Aoun stressed on Tuesday that “the judicial body is the cornerstone for the establishment of the state and law,” stressing that his term only tolerates an independent judicial authority.

“The judiciary is the cornerstone for the establishment of a state and law, the state can not exist without an independent, truth seeking judicial authority,” said Aoun at a ceremony marking the centennial of the Bar Association in Lebanon.

He added: “The judiciary must rise above all suspicions, cleansing the judiciary was one of our priorities and part of our battle against corruption.”

“According to the Article 20 of the constitution the judiciary must be an independent authority.During our term, the judiciary will be impartial and won’t be dependent on anyone,” he added.

The President noted that he called for a conference to discuss the affairs of the judicial authority in Lebanon and will be titled ‘For a Better Justice.’

It will be held at the Presidential Palace in Baabda.

Source: Naharnet

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