The need for ” Justice” cries out in the heart of every man – no gender bias meant.
In a world fraught with violence, lucky those who live in a country whose such need pass through a Court of Law.But no man becomes poorer in his soul than the one for whom Justice gets denied for wanting of a thicker purse.
The Association des Consommateurs de l’Ile Maurice ( ACIM) has learnt of a draft proposal for new tariffs for lodging and processing cases at the level of the various courts within our judicial system, reportedly, as per the table below.
Four major issues are at stake here: SUDDEN and MASSIVE INCREASES of fees ranging from 571% to 2,857%. Coming from the judiciary this is not the best practices that we can set as example for fee increase.
The very sensitive chord of access to justice erupts, where the poor seem to be priced out.The socio- economic context in which these proposed massive increases will apply.There seems to be a lack of a policy of Good Governance, sustaining these increases by evidence – based approach.