Friday 18 June 2021

Judicial Officials Failing 3 Consecutive Evaluations Could Be Fired



(QCOSTARICA) During a meeting of the heads of the supreme powers, a proposal was presented in which judicial employees, including judges, will be periodically evaluated and in failing three consecutive evaluations, will be subject to dismissal.

- Advertisement -

The president of the Supreme Court (Corte Suprema de Jusitica), Zarela Villanueva, said the evaluations will be defined by each of the judicial bodies, with the aim of improving the work of public officials and their efficiency in serving the public.

In the case of judges, they must submit an annual report to the Full Court of their work and in compliance with the provisions of the country’s Constitution.

Judges who get a failing grade will be expected to improve their performance in the coming period. If no improvement is seen they would be subject to removal.  Judges removed from the bench could be eligible for reinstatement after five years. Currently, a judge is not permitted if removed for disciplinary actions.

Under the proposal, officials cannot refuse to be evaluated or receive training to improve their performance.

- Advertisement -

The proposal also aims to reward officials who receive an excellent evaluation with benefits such as moving to the head of the list for scholarships, positions as teachers in the Judicial school, priority in transfers and opt for tele-work, among other benefits.

The proposal also provides for the creation of a special judicial body to deal with organized crime and drug trafficking, providing the Judiciary the procedural tools to improve investigations.

Villanueva did not specify if the proposal would be welcomed by the Legislative Assembly and if so, when it would be presented for discussion.

- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Cynthia Ann Telles named new U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Today, U.S. President Joe Biden announced his nomination of...

Simple to request certification of vaccines against covid-19 applied in Costa Rica and abroad

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health issued a new guideline on...


Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister absent from the summit of Central American presidents

QCOSTARICA - The Daniel Ortega government sent its ambassador to Costa Rica, Duilio Hernández, as its representative to the summit of Central American presidents...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction: June 13, “EVENS”

Today, Sunday, June 13, only EVENS can circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save for those under the...

Fifth tropical wave precipitation will be heavier in the north of the country

QCOSTARICA - For this Wednesday, the arrival of the fifth tropical wave of the season is expected, thus reinforcing the rainy activity mainly to...

Despite investigation, construction of road works by H. Solís will continue

QCOSTARICA - Five major road works under the responsibility of the H. Solís company will continue in development despite investigations for alleged corruption involving...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 14: 1 & 2 CANNOT circulate

Today, Monday, June 14, vehicles with plates ending 1 & 2 CANNOT circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm,...

Cynthia Ann Telles named new U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Today, U.S. President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Dr. Cynthia Ann Telles as United States ambassador to Costa Rica. According to the...

Plate rupture has potential for stronger quakes

QCOSTARICA - The 5.7-magnitude tremor, felt at 5:27 pmon Thursday, occurred in a maritime zone with the potential for stronger earthquakes, explained Ivonne Arroyo,...

New Television Program To Promote Family Fun

Q ENTERTAINMENT - Attention families of Costa Rica! A new contest program, led by Douglas Sánchez and Verónica González, is looking for participants who...

Informants assisted OIJ in corruption investigations, says the minister

QCOSTARICA - The investigation into alleged bribery of public officials in exchange for contracts for road works, received help from informants within the Consejo...


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.