Justice in Panama: between crisis and pending reforms

By Ramiro Orías 

DPLF Fellow

Versión en español

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Photo: La Prensa

  1. Judicial Crisis

The Judiciary in Panama is in the midst of a serious and prolonged crisis. While it is not new, it has worsened noticeably within the past year due to reports of corruption, back-and-forth accusations, and power struggles among the Justices of the Supreme Court (CSJ). These events have led to a climate of institutional destabilization and the low public credibility of the Court, which has lost the political leadership it should possess.

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