The President of the Supreme Court, Harley Mitchell, said in his annual report that he managed to combat corruption and to ensure greater transparency in judicial management. According to Mitchell with the implementation of the “judicial audit” judges and magistrates can now give an explanation on the flow of the processing of cases. He also said they worked to establish a culture of transparency and judicial ethics. He also explained that now there is a mechanism to evaluate the performance of judges and magistrates, to help eradicate bad practices and to identify any irregularities in the provision of services. However, he said there is much work remaining to be done.
Harley Mitchell’s term as the President of the Supreme Court is about to expire in January. After Ricardo Martinelli’s new selections are seated then the court will elect a new President who will lead the judicial branch for two years.