Canarias, community with the most litigation

Some 374,000 cases were registered in the archipelago, 10.8% more than in 2020

EFE Santa Cruz of Tenerife

The president of the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC), Juan Luis Lorenzo, stated this Wednesday that
Canarias is the community where the most litigation occurred in 2021with almost 39 points above the national average.

Juan Luis Lorenzo, who has appeared this Wednesday in the regional Parliament to explain the judicial report corresponding to 2021, has detailed that the
210 judicial bodies of the Canary Islands They registered some 374,000 cases, 10.8% more than in 2020.

yesand solved 372,00016.7% more, and 158,000 lawsuits were pending, which places the islands in 2021, as has happened in recent years, in the Spanish territory where the most litigation took place, with
171 lawsuits per 1,000 inhabitantsdoubling the records of the least litigating, which is La Rioja.

Juan Luis Lorenzo has confirmed an increase in cases and the maintenance of the
level of litigation in the Canary Islandsgiven what must be asked what can be done to reduce it, has added, because
"not a good sign for society to function properly«.

You have thought that it is difficult to tackle this issue and you have reflected that perhaps it goes through
“a new way of understanding social relationships” and to understand how conflicts should be resolved.

Likewise, he has advocated that all social problems not be prosecuted, for which alternative means of conflict resolution are necessary, such as mediation, arbitration and conciliation.

Failing to get the lawsuits reduced, he has asked for more
judicial bodies the president of the TSJC, who has advanced that in 2022 there will be four new judicial units on the islands,
“clearly insufficient”since, as he pointed out, 21 more are needed.

In his speech at the Governance, Autonomous Development, Justice and Security Commission, the president of the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands stressed that, however, the matters on
violence against women they increased by 0.9%, less than the national average, which rose by 9.35%.

However, he lamented, there is still a very high rate, 86.6% for each
10,000 womenonly behind the Balearic Islands, Murcia and the Valencian Community.

The
"only good news" of 2021 is that no fatalities related to
sexist violencealthough data related to vicarious violence has not been included in the registry.

In this regard, he referred to the
murder of Anna and Olivia on the part of his father, an event that "tore all of our hearts", he pointed out, while he has transferred his support to the mother and relatives of the girls.

This breaks a streak that had been "terrible" in recent years in the Canary Islands, especially in 2019, when
8 sexist murders were recordedhas remembered.

As for the
divorceshave continued to grow and the Canary Islands have the highest rate in all of Spain, with
247 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Regarding the effects of the economic crisis, there was an increase in
42.8% in the number of insolvency proceedings, although the insolvency moratorium is still in force, which has prevented, for the time being, a real avalanche.

About the
executions mortgage there has been an increase of 30.8% and launches in eviction processes of 55.3%, "very revealing" data of a situation of economic crisis.

Layoffswith a
374 lawsuits per 10,000 inhabitantsrepresent the highest rate in all of Spain in the Canary Islands.

In addition, Lorenzo has highlighted the high performance of the judicial bodies of the Canary Islands and has demanded the
"imperative need" to undertake changes in the judicial organization, since the current model, based on small units, is obsolete and inefficient.

He has insisted that it is a
"absolute priority" on which there is a consensus on the part of all legal operators and all political parties.

It has also highlighted the importance of reducing interim justice, although between the
official staff has been reduced below 30%, which he said is an achievement, although it is necessary to continue advancing to provide quality care to citizens.

Also, they need better
judicial infrastructureshas demanded the president of the TSJC, who has asked for decent facilities and according to the needs of the 21st century in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Likewise, he referred to the situation in La Palma, after the eruption, where
“good work and coordination” of judges and magistrates has achieved that the impact on judicial activity has been "discreet, rather reduced".

He has also spoken about the pandemic and has confirmed that
in 2021 There was a gradual recovery of normalcy and currently the levels of activity existing before covid-19 have been reached.

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