Insight Crime on 9th August carried an article saying that Peru’s entire judicial apparatus is in chaos following the leak of audio recordings that appear to show powerful officials engaged in various influence peddling and corruption schemes.  The article explains what is in the recordings, the fallout (including, on July 20th, the Congress dismissing all those on the National Judiciary Council who had not already resigned after being implicated in the tapes) and what might come next – with more revelations promised.  The National Judiciary Council (Consejo Nacional de la Magistratura) is the independent arm of the government in charge of naming and overseeing important judicial officials.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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