The Minister of Justice, Pilar Llop, announced this Thursday in the Congress of Deputies the creation of a scholarship system to help aspiring judges, prosecutors, state attorneys and lawyers in the administration of justice. A system that, according to Llop, will serve so that everyone can access the judiciary “with equal opportunities.”
The testimonies of opponents who pay judges and prosecutors in B: “At the beginning of the month there is a little envelope”
An initiative that, for the moment, had been raised by the PSOE and that in this appearance in the Justice commission has become a commitment of the central executive. It is, according to the minister, “a system of scholarships for access to the judicial and prosecutorial career, lawyers and lawyers for the administration of justice and for state lawyers” that will also have “a reserve for people with disability”.
The project is still in the embryonic phase: “We are still developing it, we are in talks with the Ministry of Finance and when we have it finalized I will let you know.”
According to the Minister of Justice, this future scholarship system “democratizes equal opportunities, it is very important that those people with a vocation for public service, to impart Justice or to dedicate themselves to the world of law, can have equal opportunities.” Opportunities that “otherwise would not be able to because in their families or homes they have some kind of difficulty that would prevent them from accessing them.”
It is a proposal that until now came from the PSOE and also from judicial associations such as Judges and Judges for Democracy, which already in December of last year proposed a system of “free preparation of opponents to the judicial and prosecutorial career without financial resources” as well as “public scholarships for the preparation of opponents.”
Preparers in black
One of the many expenses that opponents of the judiciary bear while facing study sessions that are hardly compatible with a job is the preparer. Judges and prosecutors who charge money in exchange for using their experience to prepare opponents for the final exam and who, as this newspaper has revealed in several reports, often charge in black money. Several of these preparers have admitted to eldiario.es these black payments of up to 300 euros per month for each opponent, while others do declare this income.
“At the beginning of the month there is an envelope”, have admitted several opponents of this medium, explaining the operation of opaque income to judges and prosecutors. Some, according to these testimonies, charge from more than 15 applicants every month.
Vox and hate crimes
Pilar Llop has made the announcement in her first appearance before the Justice committee of the Congress of Deputies on a day in which she has called, among other things, to toughen the fight against hate crimes and machismo. It has been the spokesman for the extreme right, Javier Ortega Smith, who has demanded that heterosexuals, Catholics and people against independence be protected from this type of crimes reserved by the Supreme Court for minorities.
According to Ortega Smith, in Spain there are people who suffer violence “because we are not on the left, because we reject communism, we are attacked and insulted for thinking politically differently.” Among these supposedly oppressed groups are also “all those men who want real equality between men and women, all those who are heterosexual” and also homosexuals who “do not accept the imposition of LGTBI lobbies.”
They are also victims of hate crimes, according to Vox, people who “believe in Spain, who defend their unity” as well as those who “profess the Catholic or Jewish religion, who are not Muslim and reject radical Islamism and the Taliban” . Yesterday the Supreme Court reminded Vox that the hate crime is the opposite: “It refers to social minorities protected by such elements already analyzed, such as their racial characteristics, anti-Semitic behaviors or others referring to ideology, religion or beliefs, situation family, the belonging of its members to an ethnic group, race or nation, their national origin, their sex, orientation or sexual identity, for reasons of gender, illness or disability “.
The far-right parliamentarian has made this assessment in Congress hours after Justice has rejected two complaints precisely for hate crimes against Ione Belarra and Juan Carlos Monedero. The formation of Santiago Abascal unsuccessfully accused the minister and the former leader of Podemos of a hate crime for linking Vox with Nazism, a judicial failure close to the announcement of the party to accuse of this crime anyone who relates Vox with extreme right-wing violence.