The Supreme Court of Justice decided to lift the extraordinary judicial fair that has been in effect since March for the court itself and for the national and federal chambers within the framework of the emergency measures dictated by the coronavirus pandemic.
The highest court decided to extend the fair in courts of first instance and in oral courts, although it has already started to discuss mechanisms to analyze a resumption of activity in the coming weeks. “It is the next natural step“Advanced sources consulted by Infobae.
Until now, the highest court had extended its fair almost automatically, in tandem with national government decrees that extended quarantine in the Metropolitan Area. Now, unlike the provisions of President Alberto Fernández for the Metropolitan Area, the Court promoted the opening of some relevant courts that were closed.
In an agreement that will be signed and broadcast this noon, the members of the highest court decided to suspend procedural deadlines, ordered the implementation of special health protocols and instructed that priority be given to remote work, with a minimum presence of personnel. In addition, it maintained the exceptional licenses for risk groups against COVID-19 and requested that the necessary means be arbitrated to guarantee virtual attention to presentations and queries.
The highest judicial body had already resolved to lift the judicial fair in 14 provinces in recent weeks: some cities in Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Tierra del Fuego, La Rioja, Santa Fe, Corrientes, Tucumán, Chubut, Mendoza, Santa Cruz, San Juan, San Luis and Córdoba. These are areas that are in a more advanced stage of compulsory isolation where the circulation of the virus is more controlled than in other parts of the country.
In these jurisdictions, it was ordered that “all judicial personnel who attend the courts and departments to provide services must adopt all the prevention, hygiene, mobility and transport measures issued by the competent authorities in the respective area,” while maintaining “Exceptional licenses, in favor of those magistrates, officials and employees” who are in risk groups or among those excepted in previous resolutions.