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Dr. Gustavo Jalkh


Judicial Council

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Judicial Council

Background Information

Employment History

Justice Minister


Position, Administration



Judicial council of Ecuador

Newly-Appointed Head

Inter-American Dialogue

Private Secretary To the President


Interior Minister


Interior Minister

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Gustavo Jalkh, president of the Judicial Council, said the organization Human Rights Watch "does not defend human rights, does not live for human rights and lives of human rights reports with political bias. He reproached the entity becomes a judge of judges. "Who appointed Human Rights Watch as trial judges to judge what our judges do? He asked. Gustavo Jalkh responds to "sit" the Pichincha Bar Association as a political act "to heat the streets" (AUDIO) The president of the Judicial Council, Gustavo Jalkh said that "inexplicable and without any foundation" so the leader of the Bar Association of Pichincha, José Alomía, has called for a sit-in in front of the civilian units of Quito.

According Jalkh, the demands of this union are based on political aspect and, therefore, lack the technical underpinnings.

Gustavo Jalkh, the ... [cached]

Gustavo Jalkh, the newly-appointed head of the Council who previously served as Minister of Government and Minister of Justice in the Correa administration, joined the Dialogue to shed light on the reforms and recent implementations.

Jalkh recognized the troubled past of Ecuador's courts, noting that the country's historic challenges provided the impetus for Correa's recent reforms. He acknowledged the 2004 Inter-American Commission on Human Rights case against Ecuador over the arbitrary removal of judges from the nation's Constitutional Court and explained that this, among other similar incidents, prompted the administration to institute major changes to the system. Unfortunately, said Jalkh, the government only recently obtained the means and resources to carry out the reforms, which is why the process is still ongoing.
Jalkh went on to outline the key objectives of the strategic judicial reform plan. He noted that the new reforms promote respect for the autonomy of the judicial branch, and the addition of hundreds of new judges is essential for the representation of Ecuadorian citizens before the law. Jalkh added that the overarching reason the court reforms were implemented in 2011 was to restore citizen security and confidence in the system. The plan focuses on modernization of the judicial body at all levels of the courts, in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency. Jalkh says that the plan has been largely successful this far, pointing to the efficiency of the new system thus far and the elimination of Ecuador's long-standing backlog of cases.
Panelists concluded by highlighting remaining challenges for the administration's reform plans. Jalkh considers the national perception of corruption and Ecuador's history of judicial impunity to be major hurdles moving forward.
Posadas proposed placing less value on the recent numerical results enumerated by Jalkh, and instead suggested that the administration should wait to measure the success of the policies until more long-lasting determinants are available.

Correa's justice minister, ... [cached]

Correa's justice minister, Gustavo Jalkh, insisted on Friday that the computer files "cannot have credibility" because the evidence had been mishandled.

Notwithstanding that gender-based ... [cached]

Notwithstanding that gender-based violence does not come from a particular region, Dr. Gustavo Jalkh, President of the Judicial council of Ecuador, shed light on the correlation between violence against women and the prevalence of machismo cultures in patriarchal societies of Latin America as well as the Middle East.

"Men's fear is the source of violence against women," he said.

QUITO, December 15 (Xinhua) -- Ecuadorian ... [cached]

QUITO, December 15 (Xinhua) -- Ecuadorian Interior Minister Gustavo Jalkh on Wednesday officially announced his resignation from his post.

Jalkh resigned amid strong criticisms from Correa, who questioned the lack of progress in reducing crimes in the country.

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