The government says it does not have urgent conditions to prevent the Judges’ strike, scheduled for the 9th of August. However, the Minister of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs, Helena Kida, guarantees that the class’ complaints can be addressed, later this year, with the review of the law. The more than 400 members registered in the Mozambican Association of Judges came to the public, this Tuesday, through a press release, announce a thirty-day strike, starting on the 9th of August. The government, which in the council of ministers did not want to give many details about the negotiations with the class, confirmed, this Wednesday, through the Ministry of Justice, having received the notebook of demands, last May, with several demands.”I confirm that the government received a set of demands addressed to the government for responses, even though we believe that there is an independence of the courts, in idea of ​​separation of powers, and, naturally, we make our intervention in the manner in which we are permitted,” explained Helena Kida, approached by O País. However, Kida says that the government has no urgent solutions to make the already declared strike unfeasible, and guarantees that the resolution of some points will be responded to with the review of the magistrates’ law, which will be debated in the Assembly of the Republic.”A debate on the review of the law is already scheduled for this X ordinary session, here in the Assembly of the Republic. of magistrates. We believe that this is where we can find solutions to the various impasses presented by the judges. This is not one of those problems for which we can have urgent solutions, and, for now, there are almost none. I will have to defend this proposal here in parliament, the most important thing is that we have always interacted with the highest court body, which is the party that raises the magistrates’ concerns, and as far as possible we respond” explains Kida. Of the complaints advanced by judges is the lack of financial independence of the courts, salaries and working conditions. Source:O País

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