In a speech during the installation ceremony of the new president of the Algiers court Mokhtar Bouchrit, Zeghmati said that "the fight against all forms of corruption remains one of the main goals of justice, today more than ever.”
"Efforts are underway to develop the current legal mechanisms and make anticorruption more effective, especially with regard to the recovery of embezzled funds,” he said.
As regard to the recent reshuffle conducted by President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune among the presidents of jurisdictions, the minister said that it differed from previous reshuffles both in the presidents and prosecutors general and the objective criteria adopted, notably "specialization" to address "complex disputes.”
Zeghmati stressed that the magistrates, "who have had the confidence" of the President of the Republic through this reshuffle, have served for several years as vice-presidents or deputy public prosecutors.
President Tebboune’s consideration reflects "the firm will to reward merit and to banish considerations based on allegiance, clientelism and other abject considerations that have undermined good will and prevented the judiciary from addressing the legitimate needs of litigants,” said the minister.
In the same vein, the minister stated that "paramount importance was attached in this reshuffle to the virtues of uprightness, neutrality and independence.”
On this occasion, Zeghmati urged the presidents and prosecutors general at the courts of justice to "scrupulously respect" the ethics, to work to improve the quality and efficiency of judicial action, and to supervise magistrates who are under their administrative authority within the framework of the law and full respect for the independence of the judiciary.
Referring to the proliferation of the scourge of verbal and physical aggression against health workers under the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, which required the enactment of a law to protect them, the minister urged "rigour and firmness" in the application of the new provisions.