Will we ever see the creation of a CEP under Michel Martelly

We have three members; we have now nine members. Wait a minute, we are back to three members. Should we create a Permanent, Temporary or a "Conjunctural" Electoral Council?


Members of the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ) decided on Friday to resume the process of appointing their 3 members of the Judiciary, to serve on the Permanent Electoral Council (CEP). This is following the controvercy on the way in which they nominated their previous members. Many members of the Haitian society, including political parties, members of the legislative branch, and others strongly condemned the process. Some even asked for the resignation of the president of the CSPJ, , whom they feel was appointed illegally into his position.

This action taken by Members of the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ) to resume the process of appointing their 3 members of the Judiciary is not based on any rule of law. By the way, all three members have already joined the Permanent CEP. They have been elected, ratified by President Michel Martelly and currently in function.

Does the CSPJ have the authorithy to make such a decision without explaining to the public why they are doing that?

If this is OK now, then couldn't they take similar decisions in the future regarding members they feel did not support a particular candidate during the election?

We are entering a vicious cycle and not too many people seem to care.

"Haitian law: "Lwa Se nan Tet sa danse"

A Quote from Truman Capote: " The problem with living outside the law is that you no longer have its protection."

Some relevant information about law and why it is important for to follow the established law.

Law is nothing but a set of enforced rules under which a society is governed. It is one of the most basic institutions in a society and one of the most necessary.

The law establishes the rules that define the rights of a person or institution as well as their obligations. No society could exist if its members did just as they pleased without regard for the rights of others or didn't recognize that they also have certain obligations toward others.

Law addresses complex issues concerning equality, fairness, and justice.


Law has been in application as far back as one can remember. It is dated as far back as back as 3000BC, closely connected to the development of civilization. Ancient Egyptian law. Law in the Old Testament took the form of morale imperative as recommendations for a good society.

Ancient Athens dated back to the 8th century BC is on record to have been the first society created on the basis of a broad inclusion of its citizenry at the exception of women and the slaves.

Roman law that came later was heavily influenced by Greek philosophy. Their rules that became more sophisticated were developed by professional jurists and were highly sophisticated.

In mediæval England, Roman law was rediscovered when legal scholars began to research Roman codes and adapt their concepts. Royal courts by that time have developed a body of precedent which later became the common law.

Later, as opposed to English common law, the Napoleonic and German Codes became the most influential. These laws consist of case law.

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