"Late justice due to lack of judges" says Chief Justice
At the opening of the judicial year a press conference was held by Chief Justice Narin Şefik where she said that the complaints regarding the late justice was due to the lack of judges alongside other issue that the Judicial system was facing in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Changing the tradition of having a ceremony at the opening of the judicial year chief justice Şefik said that instead of organising a ceremony they preferred to open the year with a press conference and use the funds fort he needs of the court houses that were struggling.
The issue is not that the judges are not working hard enough, it is that there are simply not enough judges she said adding that the personnel who worked at the courts also were trying to transfer from the courts to other government offices and that was causing a constant flow from the court to other offices leaving the courts with staff shortages.
Trying to put and end to the debates made around the judicial system al year round Chief Justice Şefik said that they were not against an arbitration system as long as it fell in line with the current laws and regulations.
She also added remarks regarding the debate on the system of electing and promoting judges in the country and said that the current system was the best for the TRNC, expressing her stance regarding any attempts to change the system.
Chief Justice Narin Şefik also explained in detail the problems of the facilities of the courts and courthouses and urged the government to assist the courts in its efforts to improve