A week after a Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) chief was arrested in a corruption investigation, the heads of Costa Rica’s three branches of government jointly presented a reform bill Wednesday that would create specialized drug courts, among other reforms to the judicial branch.
The bill, developed with the judicial branch, would create a specialized court system based in San José that would exclusively hear drug trafficking and organized crime cases with special protection for judges and their loved ones. The bill would also create a mechanism to report judicial malfeasance.
The Tico Times, June 25, 2015
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