Higher Judicial Council chief Judge Suheil Abboud on Friday announced that “this is the era of resilience” and “consolidating the independence of the judicial authority.”
Abboud voiced his remarks during a ceremony to swear in 33 judges who graduated from the Institute of Judicial Studies.
“Let us all be, new or old, unified under the banner of this independence,” Abboud said.
He called on the new judges to “defend the cause of the judiciary” in the face of “attacks, unjust accusations and irresponsible remarks.”
“We want a free and liberated judiciary that works in the service of the people… away from every bias, selectivity or partisanship,” Abboud urged.
He also called for keeping “politics” outside of Lebanon’s courts.