Mitchell demand over judicial review

PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell. (File photo)

PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell. (File photo)

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell has said it is not acceptable that the court has failed to allow the applicant of a judicial review to be heard.

According to Mr Mitchell, an action for judicial review of urgent matters connected with the state of public emergency and its constitutionality was filed on August 12.

However, the matter continues to be without movement.

“The court has so far not availed the applicant of a chance to be heard,” Mr Mitchell said in a press statement. “No date has been set. It has been more than a month. The delay is not acceptable. This is a failure of our system when people seek redress for abuse of their rights, when they allege that both Parliament and the Cabinet have failed them and the courts do not provide a timely delay for a hearing.

“We call on the relevant authority to fix the problem forthwith.”

When contacted for comment, Attorney General Carl Bethel said he needed specifics on the matter and could not comment without more information.

Mr Mitchell did not provide more details up to press time.


Economist 2 years, 8 months ago

Soooo, is he getting senile? No details??


The_Oracle 2 years, 8 months ago

Fred is probably right and correct, but, we will no doubt never find out. Justice delayed is justice denied.


moncurcool 2 years, 8 months ago

How do we know if what Fred is saying is truth? He didn't provide one piece of evidence for his claim. What was filed? By whom? Where is the receipt showing the court received it? This dubious claim should not even be reported.


DWW 2 years, 8 months ago

i thought it was normal for a courtcase to take a year or 2 to get movement? am i wrong about the state of the judiciary in this counrty?


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