The State Bar of the City of New York showed his concern after the president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorannounced that his government is investigating the judge Juan Pablo Gomez Fierro for granting a suspension to the fine that had been imposed on the Spanish company Iberdrola.
“The New York City Bar Association opposes any action or statement by President López Obrador, or his supporters, that unduly interferes with the independence of the judiciary in Mexico,” the association said.
According to the entity, this announcement contravenes different provisions of international law, since the basic principles of United Nations Organization (UN) They establish that judicial independence “is the duty of all governmental and other institutions to respect and observe the independence of the judiciary.”
This is in place to ensure that the courts can decide “the matters before them impartially, on the basis of facts and in accordance with the law, without restraint, undue influence, inducement, pressure, threat or interference, direct or indirect, in any way. anywhere or for any reason.
This is why the New York City Bar Association called on the Mexican government to recognize the importance of the independence of the judiciary for the rule of law to exist.
At the same time, the association urged the Mexican authorities “to respect judicial independence in a manner consistent with international law and Mexico’s international commitments.”
What AMLO said
On July 19, AMLO, as the President of Mexico is known, said that the federal government is investigating Judge Juan Pablo Gómez Fierro for preventing the Spanish company Iberdrola from paying a fine of 9,145 million pesos.
“This judge you mentioned,” the president told the reporter, “we we are investigating him on the Iberdrola casewe are reviewing how it was that an amparo was granted so that Iberdrola does not pay a fine of 10 billion pesos”, he assured.
The president pointed out that the possible presentation of false documents which served to curb the fine.
“If we end up discovering that documents were falsified or used extemporaneous documents we are going to proceed legally”, he pointed out and emphasized that there will be no impunity for any public official.
“That is what we have to do in all cases, zero impunity and not because he is a judge or magistrate or minister or he is the President, he will not be able to denounce if the general interest is being affected or an injustice is being done or committed. “, held.
Who is Juan Pablo Gomez Fierro?
Juan Pablo Gómez Fierro is known for having granted Amparos against the reform of the electricity law. Since then, he has been on the radar of López Obrador, who even asked the Minister President of the Supreme Court, Arturo Zaldívar, to investigate him, despite the autonomy of powers.
Gómez Fierro also granted the first provisional suspension and with general effects to the Hydrocarbons Law; On July 18, he granted the definitive suspension against the policy of the Secretary of Energy that forces Pemex and CFE to buy gas.