Lebanese judges met in a General Assembly at the Beirut Palace of Justice on Tuesday, August 23rd, at the request of the Higher Judicial Council.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the work stoppage announced by a large number of judges.
On August 17th, 370 out of 550 judges declared they would go on strike and suspended all judicial work, including urgent matters.
At the meeting, over 400 judges announced they would continue their strike.
The assembly agreed that the purpose of the strike was still valid, being that salaries are not calculated according to the $1 = 8.000 LBP exchange rate.
The conditions inside the palace of Justice are described as “humiliating” with no electricity, ink, or papers to carry out judicial tasks, in addition to constant political influence over the judiciary.