Here is a picture of Note de press from CSPJ President Jules Cantage.
On Friday, May 27, 2016, by a presidential decree, Jean Danton Léger, the Government Commissioner of the Court of First Instance (CFI) in Port-au-Prince, has been appointed as the new representative of the floors to the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ). The news of Danton's nomination as a new advisor was not communicated to the President of CSPJ Jules Cantave officially; the President of CSPJ learned about Danton's appointment from the media. The news came to the Judiciary President Cantave as a surprise and he felt stupefied. The President of the judiciary felt irritated and reported the press that the decision of the Provisional President Jocelerme Privert overriding the judiciary is illegal. The term of a CSPJ member is for 3 years and such member cannot hold any other post, anywhere else during his/her tenure with the CSPJ.
Here is a picture of Me Jules Cantave, President of the Court of Cassation and of CSPJ
Martelly Swears in Me Cantave as Court of Cassation President
President Martelly presided over the installation of the Me Cantave, the new Court of Cassation President and Judiciary Superior Council. Cantave promised to enforce laws on the books for ". . . a sound and impartial distribution of justice . . ." Cantave is replacing the unpopular Me Joseph.
Martelly also attended the 5th promotion of EMA graduates, reminding them they ". . . must fight the good fight . . . for a neutral, impartial justice . . ."
On this Monday, March 9th, 2015, in a Ceremonial Oath Me. Jules Cantave was installed as the new President of the Court of Cassation and the Supreme Council. He was nominated to fill the position vacated by Judge Arnel Alexis
(Me. Jules Cantave, Président de la Cour de Cassation et du CSPJ)
On March 9, 2015, Mr. Jules Cantave has sworn in as the new president of the Supreme Court and the High Council of the Judiciary (Supreme Council) in place of much maligned Mr. Anel Alexis Joseph, who was forced to resign in last January. Mr. Jules Cantave, while taking this great responsibility for the country, has promised to do everything to make the system a truly independent and neutral judiciary. He has sworn to enforce the laws in force to deliver an impartial distribution of justice and prove himself a worthy and loyal magistrate. He believes that the esteemed responsibility which he has been entrusted is the reward of his 33 long years of service in the judiciary.
Me Anel Alexis Joseph resigns as President of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary
It finally happened. The President of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary, Chief Justice Anel Alexis Joseph, finally resigned resigned on Wednesday .
There are several rumors around the resignation, including one mentioning the fact thath Judge Anel Alexis Joseph was paid the sum of $300,000 for his resignation. This has not been confirmed.
Other developments involve the ratification of Prime Minister Evans Paul that seems to have difficulties at this time. Some sources revealed that the Lavalas Leader is not in favor of his nomination
Within the first few weeks of the new year, and amidst the current political drama caused by the dissolution of parliament, Haiti's chief justice, Anel Alexis Joseph, tendered his resignation as President of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary. this move came at the end of a set of meetings which lasted the entire day between Haiti's President and senators. His resignation came nearly a month following the recommendation, made by the special committee set up by the President, that he, along with the Prime Minister, resign in order to usher in a new government. For his resignation, it is said Joseph asked for the salary from his remaining 7 years of the term which was to last 9 years.
Here is a picture of the new members of the CSPJ. Ms. Anel Alexis Joseph, president of CSPJ. many demand his resignation as head of CSPJ, Mr. Anel Alexis
After the recommendation of the presidential committee, Mr Arnel Alexis find himself in a position where he could no longer stay in the position.
As for the departing members of CTCEP they have complied with the request to resign, understanding sacrifice is necessary to solve the political crisis of the last several weeks. Lucien Jura, spokesman for the presidency, talking about the new CTCEP said, "The new electoral advisers have realized the need to now be part of the solution rather than the problem."
Martelly has conferred with CEP members, Senators Desras and Thimoleon, and will meet with Supreme Council President Joseph to get the electoral process started immediately.
In an attempt to follow the recommendations of the executive committee to find a somution, President Michel Martelly is meeting with the CSPJ President, Me Anel Alexis Joseph. As you may recollect, one of the recommendations of the committee is the resignation of Me Anel Alexis Joseph as head of the CSPJ
Appointments to the Supreme Court and Permanent Electoral Council prepare Haiti for Elections
President Martelly appointed Me Anel Alexis Joseph to be the new President of the Court of Cassation that has been operating without one dating back to 2004. Martelly also appointed another judge, Jean-Louis Maecenas, to the COA, leaving four seats to be filled. The appointments have been held up because the Senate has submitted names of questionable character.
One of Joseph's first tasks was witnessing the swearing-in of nine new members of the Transient College of Permanent Electoral Council (CTCEP), who are replacing nine departing members, asked to tender their resignations, according to the Consultative Commission's recommendations. This turnover of the CTCEP fulfills one of the demands of the opposition, who want a new CTCEP to organize free, fair, and democratic state and local elections. After the swearing-in, the new members from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches will travel to the CTCEP in Petion-Ville to begin the task of organizing elections quickly.
Here is a picture of Mr. Nehemie Josephwho was chosen to represent the Haitian parliament at the CEP. Nehemie Joseph, Pierre Simon Georges an Mary Clunie Dumay are the three names submitted.
Mr. Nehemie Joseph officially submitted his resignation Thursday to members of the CSPJ,
The ongoing crisis for the CSPJ to select three representatives for the CEP continues. The problem is three new members were selected and before they were able to leave their position, three new members have been selected.
Previous members such as Salnave Exantus and Yves Benoit Jean-Marie said they were committed by the institution which appointed them and are immovable under the Constitution.