The implementation of our reform agenda requires, above all, that our country gains a healthy respect for the rule of law. We must have a government capable of maintaining public order while ensuring the judicial and legal security of persons and their property.
We will build a lawful nation whose organization and functions also adhere to the principles of the rule of law, including respect for international agreements and treaties. We will rid the justice system of corrupt values such as abuse of power, the trading of influence, favouritism and tribalism, the disrespect of authority, administrative apathy, and the dysfunction of the courts and other judicial organs.
We will present to Parliament a draft law consolidating guarantees of freedom of expression and association to ensure the rights of a free press, human rights organizations, and peaceful opposition political activity.
We will restore the principal of the separation of powers to ensure an independent Judiciary. We will rewrite the laws on the organization and functioning of the Superior Council of Magistracy, with a view to ensuring its autonomy and impartiality. We will prioritize in our budget funding for improvements of the working conditions of judicial personnel and providing them with the modern tools they require to do their jobs. We will train Magistrates, the judiciary, and penitentiary staff in the use of the computer and the internet, as essential for the efficiency of our judicial system. We will protect the Magistrate, the centrepiece of justice, against corruptive pressures from various circles, through better professional and legal safeguards.