Over Half Of Lebanon’s Judges Are On Strike Over Their Salaries

Annahar

On Wednesday, the state-run NNA reported that out of 560 judges, over 350 stopped working contesting the Central Bank‘s decision of not paying their salaries at the rate of 8,000 LL per USD.

In early July, the Central Bank took the decision to give the salaries of judges at the rate of 8,000 LL per USD, which infuriated the rest of the public sector that is still receiving their salaries at the exchange rate of 1,507.5 LL per USD. It led to the reverting of the decision on July 28.

The NNA also revealed the name of the judges that announced their strike.

Among them were:

  • Supreme Judicial Council Danny Shibli, making it the first time that a judge from the Supreme Judicial Council joins a judge open strike.
  • Mount Lebanon First Investigative Judge Nicholas Mansour.

Other judges from the Judicial Council, the State Shura Council, and the Court of Audit have also joined the strike.

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Over Half Of Lebanon's Judges Are On Strike Over Their Salaries

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