Imagine a gambler who knows for fact that he is losing. He keeps on pulling out his unlucky cards, hoping to get lucky. The players around him know the kind of cards he is thinking of beforehand, writes Abdelkader Filali .
This metaphor brings to mind how some so called “Democratic Countries” after realising the emergence and the stretching of Morocco as a power, rushed like our metaphor in pulling cards out of Pegasus and inventing whistleblowing by using an army of paid human rights activists and journalists for hire.
From the fabrication of human rights violations to falsehoods about the Moroccan Sahara, these claims have all been proven wrong. With the US recognising the Moroccan Sahara, and the proposal of autonomy for the Sahrawis, Moroccan sovereignty of the Sahara is non-negotiable today. In the southern provinces, voter participation was higher than all other provinces in Morocco.
Virtue Ethics implies Virtue Jurisprudence.
Character should be of primary importance in the judicial ruling process. This is going to be problematic in the selection of magistrates, as the emphasis on competence is the overt criteria for judicial investigation. On the contrary, political ideology has played its role behind the scenes mostly off the record of the judicial ruling about agriculture and fish trade with Morocco.
Instrumentalisation of the Court: Waxing rather than Waning
Jorg Spenkuch, an associate professor of managerial economics and decision sciences at the Kellogg School of Management at the NorthWestern University and his team, analysed votes by US Supreme Court justices on more than 8,500 cases since World War II. They found that justices’ personal beliefs matter far more in ideological cases. These findings raise serious questions about the neutrality of the judicial branch of a good judge being an impartial umpire. Unfortunately, we have observed in the European Court of Justice’s verdict that the role of umpire was disregarded in favour of a political view.
The Author, Dr Abdelkader Filali is a non Resident Fellow from the School of Political Studies, Saint Paul's University, Ottowa.