Judge Amaru Rejects Recusation For «Political Affinity”, Observes Lack of Evidence and Considers News as Offenses
A judge in Peru, Jose Amaru, has recently rejected a recusation that was filled by the current president of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, to the Special Constitutional Court set up to rule over allegations of corruption against him.
Vizcarra was making the accusation of «political affinity” against two of the judges in the Constitutional Court.
Rejection of the Recusation
Judge Amaru has ruled in favor of rejecting this recusation, stating that:
- No evidence has been presented to support the conflict of interest claims.
- Broadcasting news regarding the President’s claims is not a reason for recusation.
- Any offense caused by these broadcasts should not be considered in the recusation.
Judge Amaru, who is an independent judge appointed to the Constitutional Court, has further noted that there is no legal basis for recusing any judges in the Special Constitutional Court.
End of the Recusation
The judge’s ruling marks the end of Vizcarra’s recusation against the two judges that he alleged to have a “political affinity” with him.
While Vizcarra has stated that he respects the ruling and will abide by it, he added that he stands by his right to recuse any judges with «political connections» in the Constitutional Court.
Now that the recusation has been dismissed, the judge’s ruling is expected to pave the way for the Constitutional Court to resume proceedings and determine the fate of Vizcarra’s case.
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