Civil Law Court ‘A’ Judge wants LNBA and national stakeholders to coordinate for proper delivery of judges – Global News Network
Montserrado County Sixth Judicial Circuit “A” Civil Law Court at Temple of Justice Resident Judge Kennedy Peabody urges the National Bar of Liberia to coordinate with national stakeholders in the pursuit of efficiency, the fairness and speed of the administration of justice.
Addressing his former defendant at the official opening of Civil Law Court A and Schedule B for his March term, Justice Peabody said the stakeholder engagement and coordination initiative should be undertaken by the bar.
“Today, let none of us say that the job belongs to the judiciary or that the problem facing the court belongs to the government,” Justice Kennedy Peabody noted.
He said the court has been defined as the place of fair and proper administration of laws, while the bar and stakeholders must coordinate the means or the act of empowering a group of people to work together. in an efficient and organized manner. .
“In this view, the coordination of justice is the harmonization and integration of activities and responsibilities to ensure that the resources of each stakeholder or organization involved in the administration of justice are used effectively in the pursuit of justice. justice. Civil Law Court ‘A’ judge said.
Justice Peabody argues that the judiciary should not shy away from fighting for its people to participate in the administration of justice.
He urged the court to ensure that no one, regardless of race, gender, ethnic origin or identity, is left behind or excluded, as all stakeholders are very important in the administration of the justice.
According to Justice Kennedy Peabody, the role of all stakeholders in including politicians and the public in the court is to ensure that the right conditions and environment are created for the effective administration of justice.
“The National Bar Association of Liberia should act as the defender of the court and make sure the law works as it should.” Judge Peabody explains.
Following on from his indictment at the former opening of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Civil Law A and Schedule B, Judge Kennedy Peabody has these questions: “Have we considered for a moment the conditions of prisons and those incarcerated there? Have any of us here today visited the prison grounds as stakeholders to ensure that the place is adequate and conducive for human beings? Do we sit down and say it is the responsibility of government and justice when our brothers and sisters have no mattress to sleep on, no food to eat? Have we thought about some of our courtrooms and do we see the need for logistics and so on? said Judge Peabody.
It wants all stakeholders to participate in the operation and delivery of justice in order to work effectively together to achieve a common goal.
According to Civil Law Court Judge A Kennedy Peabody, the goal of stakeholder participation is essential to the development of successful judicial administration, adding that it is important to keep the wheel of justice functioning.
He said at the same time that participation in the effective functioning of the court should not impinge on the independence of the court and the judiciary as a whole.
“Let me hasten to say that such participation and effective functioning of the Court should not impinge on the independence of the Court and the judiciary as a whole, but rather leave the administration of justice and the coordination of stakeholders be seen as ensuring effective and efficient administration of justice. justice, to ensure rapid processing of criminal cases, the congestion of our courts and our prisons is drastically reduced”. Judge Peabody maintains…
Meanwhile, Justice Kennedy Peabody said stakeholder involvement can positively affect the productivity and output of the judiciary, saying there are limits to the duty and functions of the judiciary as one of the three equal branches of government.
He revealed that stakeholder coordination and participation should and cannot be used to determine trial procedure, or how cases are handled by the court, not influence or how the outcome of cases should be. . This