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Marios Hartsiotis: A bill is being drafted to modernize the Legal Service

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The study of the framework has been completed and the drafting of the bill concerning the modernization of the Legal Service has begun, the Minister of Justice, under the in light of the preparation of a law proposal by nine MPs to separate the powers of the Attorney General.

Questioned by members of the parliamentary Control Committeewhich reviewed the Auditor General's report for his Ministry, Marios Hartsiotis, reported that there had been an in-depth investigation of recent modifications to other Legal Service models such as those of Malta, the United Kingdom and Ireland and we are now starting the Drafting of a bill.

This is, he said, to implement a pre-election commitment of President Christodoulidis. It is recalled that in the recent account of his one year of governance, Nikos Christodoulidis stated that the bill to separate the powers of the Attorney General is in the final stage. of Corruption, in view of the conflict with the Legal Service in the Katsounotou case. Ms. Charalambidou mentioned that in other countries these organizations operate with their own prosecutors and police officers and can enter Presidents' and ministers' offices unannounced and proceed with confiscations.

Mr. Hartsiotis he answered that the legislation governing the Authority was passed relatively recently and added that if amendments are needed to make it more effective they can be made either by the government or by the Parliament.

Answering questions from MPs, the Minister of Justice< strong> stated among other things that:

– The problem with the UNFICYP barracks has been resolvedand the way is opened for the new District Court of Nicosia.

-The problem of overcrowding in prisons is solved by September with the operation of 240 closed prison cells, as a result of the conversion of the open prison .

– The plans for a new Ministry of Justice building near the Police Headquarters and a new building for the State Archives (near RIK) are progressing. The State Archive, as he said, will change its roof and will soon join the Deputy Ministry of Culture.

Regarding the observations of the Auditor General for the Ministry of Justice through his report which are limited, Mr. .Hartsiotis reported that the issue of prisoners released on leave has been resolved with the hiring of two more. guards had recorded 300 hours of supervision in one month, while not devoting 20 hours per month to each inmate.

Source: www.philenews.com

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