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Govt keen on cooperation with judiciary: Minister

Yaqoub-Al-SaneKUWAIT: In line with directives from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the government led by HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah, is eager to cooperate with the judicial power, Minister of Justice and Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al-Sane has said.

This helps guarantee independence of the judiciary, and meet the demands of judges and prosecutors, Sane said in a statement yesterday. Minister Sane met last Thursday and Saturday with Acting Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council Judge Yousef Al- Mutawa, President of Court of Appeal Counselor Mohammad Bin-Naji and Public Prosecutor Dherar Al-Asousi.

It was a fruitful meeting that discussed all demands of the members of the judiciary regarding the law of the judiciary, Sane said. Both sides reached a consensus on elements likely to realize independence of the judiciary members as well as cooperation between the judicial and executive powers, he noted. The Minister stressed that he welcomes any views from the judges or prosecutors on the new bill.

In the meantime, the Supreme Judicial Council emphasized in a press statement mutual understanding on reinforcing independence of the judiciary or fulfilling the rights and financial demands of judges. The Council quashed recent media reports referring to differences of views between the Council and the Minister on the draft bill. — KUNA

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This article was published on 22/06/2015