Baghdad / Judiciary Media
The Chief of Maysan Federal Appeal Court, Judge Haider Hanoun Zayer, explained that the judiciary is independent, with no authority over it just the law, and it is the guardian of liberties and all constitutional and legal principles.
This is what Judge Haider Hanoun Zayer said during a workshop organized by the Presidency of Maysan Federal Appeal Court to spread legal culture and clarify the constitutional and legal role of the judiciary in investigation and trial procedures in various types of crimes. It was held in the presence of a large group of media professionals, journalists and activists, as well as a number of Vice Presidents of Appeal, investigative judges ,the public prosecutor, and the head of the Maysan Lawyers’ Assignment Commission.
He pointed out that many believe that the judiciary is the only competent and responsible for detecting crimes and their perpetrators, which is caused by the imbalance in the legal culture and the lack of communication and clarification to public opinion about the integrated role of the judicial and executive authorities in this regard, as well as the public opinion's lack of knowledge of various events.
The workshop witnessed a review of the transformations that took place in the judiciary after the Supreme Judicial Council Law No. 45 of 2017 comes in force and the receipt of His Excellency Dr. Faiq Zaidan the responsibility and presidency of the Supreme Judicial Council on January 23, 2017, and an effort to consolidate the independence of the judiciary by adopting the rule of sovereignty for the law and the people, the source of authorities and their legitimacy.
The Chief of appeal, Judge Haider Hanoun Zayer, also reviewed the role played by the investigative judge and investigators in conducting the preliminary investigation in various types of crimes, and the role of the criminal courts in trial procedures and issuing judgments, with a review of the methods of appealing judgments and the courts that are examining them.
He concluded his speech on the role of the media in conveying the truth to public opinion, spreading the legal culture, keeping pace with changes in the judiciary, and publishing the content of judicial rulings that have acquired final degree to achieve the deterrence and informing public opinion about them, as well as listening to the questions and interventions of the media professionals and answering them in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and the law.