The courts and prosecutors of that region have registered a significant increase in cases due to the increase in interventions by the State Security Forces and Corps against organized crime in the area, an increase derived from the implementation of the Integral Plan for the Camp of Gibraltar approved last November.
The Minister of Justice, Dolores Delgado, yesterday held a meeting with the Attorney General of the State, María José Segarra, and other positions of the Public Ministry to address the situation and needs of the Administration of Justice in the Campo de Gibraltar.
This is the second meeting of Delgado with legal operators in the area after the visit that the minister made to Cádiz last 1st of July, in which he met with the main judicial authorities and the Public Ministry to articulate the necessary reinforcements to face the growing workload. In that first approach, the minister proposed the creation of a working group consisting of judges, magistrates, prosecutors and lawyers of the Justice Administration to study possible solutions.
During yesterday's meeting, which was also attended by representatives of the Anti-Drug Prosecutor's Office and the Provincial Prosecutor's Office of Cádiz, measures were proposed such as the specialization of the Violence Court on Women of Algeciras so that it can also take charge of matters of this type from the judicial parties of San Roque and La Línea de la Concepción, which would reduce the overload of the judicial bodies of those localities. The ministerial team also showed its willingness to adopt the reinforcement measures requested from the area.
Among the policies already adopted by the Ministry for the Cadiz region, it is expected that in September and October the four courts approved by the Council of Ministers will enter into operation through the Royal Decree 1459/2018, of December 21. This is, in particular, the Court of Instruction No. 5 and the Criminal Court No. 5 of Algeciras, the Court of First Instance and Instruction No. 5 of the Line of the Conception and the Court of First Instance and Instruction No. 3 of San Roque The magistrate's seat in the seventh section of the Provincial Court of Cádiz, based in Algeciras, which was created with this royal decree, is now operational.
In addition, it is expected that the 14 new positions of second category prosecutors created by the Royal Decree 255/2019, of April 12, which expands the staff of the prosecutors of the province of Cadiz, the provinces bordering Malaga, Almeria and Granada, and the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, are already at the end of the year already occupied by full attorneys.
Last March the Ministry of Justice opened in Algeciras a new headquarters of the Office of Recovery and Management of Archives (ORGA) that deals with the location, conservation and management of the proceeds of criminal activities thus relieving the workload of the courts and prosecutors of that territory.
With these meetings, the Ministry of Justice intends to know directly from the interested parties, the concrete material needs and human resources that judges, prosecutors, lawyers of the Justice Administration and Justice officials have and to attend to the proposals made by each of these collective, in a coordinated manner, to alleviate the current situation of overload and promote improvements in the conditions of provision of the public service of Justice in the territory of Campo de Gibraltar.