Legal practitioners in Guinea say the fierce struggle between the Minister of Justice and the magistrates’ association risks plunging the country’s legal system into a deep crisis.
As these voices stress the urgency for both sides to engage in constructive dialogue and find common ground, not to jeopardize the stability of the legal system, some experts have proposed the intervention of the members of the Supreme Court and the Superior Council of the Judiciary to mediate and bring about a resolution.
As the Minister of Justice and the magistrates engage in a tense standoff, recent events have seen the magistrates urging all prosecutors and judges in the country to halt their activities.
This move has raised concerns about the potential repercussions for the judicial system, a sentiment echoed by Maître Mohamed Traoré, the former President of the Bar.
According to the President of the national chamber of bailiffs Maître Sory Daouda Camara, if this crisis remains unresolved beyond the conclusion of the judicial vacation, the entire Guinean judiciary could face a complete standstill.