TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS. – Rebeca Ráquel Obando, president of the Judiciary, congratulated the homeland for its independence and promised to have a more transparent and participatory Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ).
“I am happy to express my heartfelt congratulations within the framework of commemorating the 202 years of independence of our country,” Obando said.
The president also urged today to remember the values of Honduras that make it a unique and diverse country for a just society.
“Freedom does not only mean the freedom of our people from external oppression, but also includes the strengthening of our sovereignty and the enjoyment of freedom equal to all citizens,” he declared.
Obando approved his commitment “to strengthen the justice system and promote the implementation of skilled processes and efficient services that allow open, transparent and participatory justice.”
The presiding judge also stated that independence is framed in the strengthening of institutions, respect for the majority and access to fair and impartial justice.
“As the Judiciary, we recognize that in order to strengthen ourselves as a country we must favor working with other actors in the justice system, such as civil society and communities.”
Rebeca Ráquel Obando concluded her message of more than four minutes by acknowledging the progress made, but not ignoring the failures.
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