Published On: Thu, Aug 28th, 2014

Bar Association: situation in consultation rooms unacceptable

Court houseWILLEMSTAD - The Bar Association is very dissatisfied with the conditions in the consultation areas where criminal lawyers have to do their job. These areas are highly insecure, inadequate and unsanitary adequate, as the Committee of Criminal Justice of the Order indicated.

In a written statement, the committee said: The consultation areas are not equipped with an emergency button, call bell or telephone; there are not enough tables and chairs; there is – except for one space – no fan or air conditioner; the place is teeming with pest and there is absolutely no surveillance. Also, there is too little privacy regarding a confidential and decent conversation between lawyer and detainee.

The Committee says they will no longer tolerate those circumstances and urges the Justice Minister Navarro to have a meeting on this issue. This meeting will be held on September 16. The Vice-Dean of the Bar Association and the head of the arrestees care of the detention center Rio Canario and Barber will participate in this meeting with the Minister.

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