Friday, November 21, 2014

Collective vacation time in Bolivian military courts

Lawyers in Bolivia are complaining that the military courts have gone on vacation until the end of January 2015. The courthouse is locked and no explanation was issued. The closure contrasts with the practice of the civilian courts, where judges may not take collective vacations under recent backlog-reduction legislation. The closure has been criticized because there are important cases pending in the military justice system, including those of three noncommissioned officers who have been in detention for months, as well as a case arising from the sinking of a Bolivian Navy craft on the border with Brazil. La Razon has the story here.

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