JNJ swears in fifth judge elected to the Supreme Court

JNJ swears in fifth judge elected to the Supreme Court

Víctor Antonio Castillo León was proclaimed and received his credentials as supreme judge on Friday 5 in a ceremony held at the JNJ headquarters.

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JNJ swears in the fifth judge elected to the Supreme Court

Víctor Antonio Castillo León was proclaimed by the National Board of Justice and today received his credentials as supreme judge. (Photo: JNJ)

The National Board of Justice (JNJ) took the oath of law to the magistrate Víctor Antonio Castillo León, who was proclaimed and received his credentials as supreme judge this Friday, August 5.

“We have the security and the confidence that the trajectory and experience of Dr. Castillo will add to the institutional framework of the Supreme Court”, highlighted the president of the JNJ, José Ávila Herrera.

Noted that with this and previous appointments of incumbent supreme judges The aim is to strengthen the Judiciary, so that it becomes a power that guarantees fundamental rights, the balance of powers, political control and democratic governance.

“From the JNJ we have carried out a neat and transparent process to guarantee that the selected magistrate enjoys independence, impartiality, honorability and an impeccable track record”, he said.< /p>

It should be noted that the President of the Judiciary (PJ), Elvia Barrios, was present at the ceremony held at the Board's headquarters Alvarado.

The member chosen through the public competition for the selection and appointment of supreme judges N°003- 2021-SN/JNJ, after being sworn in, may join the Supreme Court, in the same way as the magistrates who previously sworn in.