Published On: Mon, Jan 13th, 2014

Dean Bar Association files complaint against ‘Peppie’ Sulvaran

SulvaranWILLEMSTAD - The Dean of the Bar Association, Caroline Fiévez, filed a complaint with the Supervisory Board against the lawyer Peppie Sulvaran today. The Supervisory Board is the disciplinary body for lawyers. This is following Sulvaran’s recent statements in the courtroom and in various media.

Sulvaran may be suspended as a lawyer


Fievez lists a number of cases. Sulvaran told a judge at a court hearing late last year he had to "f… off" and named, according to the Dean, that same judge a criminal in the press release. Sulvaran published, following an unsuccessful recusal request, the opinion article “Mistake or corrupt judges?” and last year he accused the president of the Central Bank of being corrupt. He also said that the public prosecution is not doing its job.


Sulvaran, according to Fievez, is not averse to the politics: “The lawsuit of January 9, 2014 filed by Tromp against Fundashon Korsou Fuerte i Outonomo, Sulvaran’s foundation, is a political organization. “That’s not fit for an attorney, Fievez said. “The case against Mr. Tromp is a political manifesto in which the court was misused as a political arena.”

Undermining authority

The statements made by Sulvaran seem to serve no other purposes, but Sulvaran’s own political ideals, according to the Dean in her complaint. “A lawyer has the right to free speech, but should take into account its social position and must not be subversive.”

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