- Council of Magistrates of the Nation
The Council of Magistrates of the Nation (Spanish: Consejo de la Magistratura de la Nación) is an organ of the Judicial Branch of the Government of Argentina. It is in charge of appointing judges, of presenting charges against them to an Accusation Jury, and of suspending or deposing them.
The Council was created by Law 25669 of the Argentine National Congress in 2002, and it originally had 20 members:
- The president of the Supreme Court of Justice.
- Four national judges, elected through the D'Hondt method.
- Eight legislators: four Deputies and four Senators, in each case corresponding two for the majority party, one for the first minority and one for the second minority.
- Four lawyers with a federal license, elected by other federal lawyers.
- One representative of the Executive Branch.
- Two representatives of the scientific and academic fields, elected by their peers.
In 2006 the Council was reformed, with a reduction in the number of members from 20 to 13: six legislators, three judges, two lawyers, one academic and the representative of the Executive Branch (and no representative of the Supreme Court). The reform met considerable opposition, since the reduction turned the Council into a more politically partisan body, and at the time left it with a total of five members of the Justicialist Party (the majority in both Houses of Congress, with four members in the Council, plus the representative of the Executive).
- Judicial Branch of Argentina — Official website.
- Página/12. 18 December 2005. Claves del achicamiento.
- Clarín. 25 February 2006. Kirchner promulgó en tiempo récord la ley de reforma de la Magistratura.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
The Seal of Confession — The Law of the Seal of Confession † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Law of the Seal of Confession In the Decretum of the Gratian who compiled the edicts of previous councils and the principles of Church law which he published about 1151,… … Catholic encyclopedia
The Reformation — The Reformation † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Reformation The usual term for the religious movement which made its appearance in Western Europe in the sixteenth century, and which, while ostensibly aiming at an internal renewal of the … Catholic encyclopedia
The Jerry Springer Show — The logo of The Jerry Springer Show, in use since the show s tenth season starting autumn 2000 Genre Tabloid talk show Directed by Adam Simons Sorota … Wikipedia
The Well of Loneliness — infobox Book | name = The Well of Loneliness title orig = translator = image caption = Cover of the first edition author = Radclyffe Hall cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English publisher = Jonathan Cape genre = Novel release… … Wikipedia
History of the Caribbean — The history of the Caribbean reveals the significant role the region played in the colonial struggles of the European powers since the fifteenth century. In the twentieth century the Caribbean was again important during World War II, in the… … Wikipedia
History of the Puritans — The history of the Puritans can be traced back to the Vestments Controversy in the reign of Edward VI ending in a decline in the mid 1700s. Background, to 1559 The English Reformation, begun his reign in the reign of Henry VIII of England, was… … Wikipedia
History of the Papacy — The History of the Papacy is the history of both the spiritual role and the temporal role over a timespan of almost 2,000 years from the arrival of Peter in Rome to the present day. The office of the Pope is called the Papacy. In addition to his… … Wikipedia
Christianity in the 16th century — Main articles: Protestant Reformation and Counter Reformation See also: Christianity in the 15th century and Christianity in the 17th century Contents 1 Age of Discovery (1492–1769) 2 Protestant Reformation (1521–1579) … Wikipedia
List of Ordinances and Acts of the Parliament of England, 1642 to 1660 — This is a list of Ordinances and Acts of the Parliament of England from 1642 to 1660, during the English Civil War and the Interregnum.As King Charles I of England would not assent to Bills from a Parliament at war with him, decrees of Parliament … Wikipedia
Judicial Committee of the Privy Council — Privy Council Established 1833 Jurisdiction Certain members of the Commonwealth of Nations Location Middlesex Guildhall, London Authorized by HM Government via the Judicial Committee Act 1833 … Wikipedia