This January 2 the concept of magistrates will disappear from the local governments belonging to the District of Panama and will be replaced by the Justices of the Peace, in accordance with Law 16 of 2016. The secretary of the District Technical Board, Rafael Brown, explained that, "here there is a search for pacifying the excessive litigation that existed in communities. The Justice of the Peace seeks to resolve the conflict between the people. The Magistrate acted from a punitive perspective, people used to go to the Judicial Administrative Department and a sanction was imposed".
Submitted by osulbaran on Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:08