The President of the Republic considers it “a shame” that “great attention” is not paid to the judiciary in Portugal.


Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa’s comments were made on the sidelines of the closing session of the 12th Portuguese Congress of Judges, held in Funchal.

The President of the Republic considered this Saturday “a shame” that “great attention” is not paid to the justice sector in Portugal, arguing that the war in Ukraine and the economic and social crises would justify a different attitude.

“Although the economic crisis, inflation, war, social problems have put justice in a very erased position in the minds of the Portuguese, it is a shame that, at a time when there is a constitutional revision process underway and there are changes in the laws that have to do with justice, there is not – this was the great conclusion of this congress – great attention being paid to justice in Portugal at this time,” stressed Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

The Head of State was speaking to journalists as he left the Madeira Congress Center in Funchal after attending the closing session of the 12th Portuguese Congress of Judges.

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