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  2/19/2013, Adar 9, 5773

13% More Justified Complaints Against Judges in 2012


The number of justified complaints against judges rose 13% from 2011 to 2012, even though the total number of complaints declined by four percent, according to the annual report for 2012, submitted to the Supreme Court and the Justice Ministry, Tuesday morning, by the public ombudsman for judges, retired justice Eliezer Goldberg. The percentage of justified cases rose from 9.1 to 10.8.

Nearly half of the justified complaints were against magistrates courts, including small claims, juvenile matters, traffic courts and courts for local matters. Another 16 percent were generated by family courts and 13 percent came from rabbinical courts.