Judge Slokar was appointed to take over the position left vacant by Figueroa

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Federal Criminal Court of Cassation Judge Alejandro Slocar has been appointed to fill the vacancy created byThe decision of the Supreme Court to dismiss Judge Ana Maria Figueroa from her dutiesAccording to judicial sources.

the judge, The current president of the Argentine Society of Criminal Law, he is part of the Second Chamber of the country’s highest criminal court and will also be part of the Third Chamber as an alternative.as officially stated.

It remains to be determined What would happen, for example, with cases in which the judge intervened while she was in the first chamber, which also included Judges Daniele Petroni and Diego Baroitafina.

The First Chamber must decide the future of the Memorandum files with Iran and the Hutsor-Los Suces cases: these are cases in which the respective oral courts decided to expel all the accused without the need for an oral trial.

As those decisions were appealed, the cases were sent to the Federal Criminal Court of Cassation for review and the required hearings were held there – both last year – but a decision was never reached.

Judge profession

Slocar is Full Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the University of Buenos Aires and Full Professor of the First Chair of Criminal Law at the National University of La Plata.

He also worked as a graduate professor at several universities in Latin America, such as Santiago de Cali (Colombia), Zulia (Venezuela), Católica de Concepcion (Chile), and San Agustín (Peru), where he also held the rank of professor. . Honorary.

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He has more than 42 years of experience in the judiciary, having assumed the position of judge in the Federal Chamber of Criminal Cassation, the highest criminal court in the country, in 2011, which he served as president in 2016 and 2022.

His CV also includes years of academic research, having been Secretary of the Department of Criminal Law at the UBA Faculty of Law; Researcher at UBA and CONICET and recipient of a scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain, where he completed his doctoral studies and obtained a master’s degree in 1993 from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Slokar served during the presidency of Nestor Kirchner as Secretary for Criminal Policy in the country’s Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, under Horacio Rosati.

He is the author of numerous publications in the country and abroad, including the successful and influential treatise “Criminal Law. General Part” and “Handbook of Criminal Law”, co-authored with Raúl Zavaroni, edited and adapted for Mexico. And Brazil from 2000 until now. He is the current President of the Argentine Society of Criminal Law.

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