Baghdad / Judiciary Media
Presidency of the Basra Appeal Court held a workshop entitled "Spread of legal culture and clarifying the constitutional and legal role of the judiciary in investigation and trial procedures and the role of the judiciary" with the participation of a group of media professionals and intellectuals in the province.
The workshop was attended by the Chief of Basra Federal Appeal Court o, Judge Adel Abdul Razzaq Abbas and the public prosecutor, in the presence of a number of judges, lawyers, university professors, civil society organizations, a number of media professionals and some segments of the people of the province, the reporter of the Media Center of the Supreme Judicial Council in the province stated.
He added the Chief of appeal court touched, during the workshop, on the goal of holding these workshops, which is to remove the confusion among many who believe that the judiciary alone bears responsibility in the investigation procedures, in isolation from other parties that have a role in this regard.
The judge pointed out that some of them hold the judiciary that responsibility, and this is what we hear today from some media and politicians that the judiciary alone bears this responsibility, and even some of the citizens we meet with have the same belief. He continued there is a wrong understanding in the role of the judiciary, and this understanding may be because of lack of communication and clarification. The executive authority has a complementary role to the role of the judiciary, represented by the Ministry of the Interior and its various investigative agencies, as well as the Ministry of Justice, which has a role through the Department of Reform . the Presidency of the Republic also has a role as an executive authority when death sentences become final. Noting the workshop also included the constitutional guarantees that guide the courts when conducting investigations and trials, the jurisdictions of the investigation, criminal and misdemeanor courts and the role of the bodies conducting the preliminary investigation in the bodies of the Ministry of Interior and others.
He added that the symposium dealt with the procedures for implementing judgments issued by the judiciary, indicating that the court's mission ends with the accused after a final decision is issued and it becomes the responsibility of the Ministry of Justice, which is responsible for implementing judicial judgments.
At the end of the session, the participants toured the corridors of the courts of Basra Federal Appeal Court and viewed the ongoing trials.