Argentina’s Supreme Court is left without female judges after resignation

The judge, 78 years old, thus concludes a 17-year term as a member of the highest court and after having obtained an extension of the 75-year limit to be a minister of the court, which was approved by the same court, according to Télam news agency.

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina’s Supreme Court is left without female judges after resignation

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Argentina’s Supreme Court Justice Elena Highton de Nolasco has tendered her resignation, it was learned on Tuesday (5), leaving the High Court with four members and no women, following the death of Carmen Argibay in 2014.

Highton de Nolasco has informed the president, Alberto Fernández, of her resignation through a letter made known this Tuesday through the Judicial Information Center (CIJ).

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“I am pleased to address Mr. President (…) to submit my resignation as judge of the Supreme Court of Justice, effective as of November 1 of this year,” says the judge in the letter, in which she does not mention the reasons that led her to make this decision.

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina’s Supreme Court is left without female judges after resignation
She does not mention the reasons that led her to make this decision (Photo internet reproduction)

The judge, 78 years old, thus concludes a 17-year term as a member of the highest court and after having obtained an extension of the 75-year limit to be a minister of the court, which was approved by the same court, according to Télam news agency.

Horacio Rosatti became president of the highest court on September 23, at the proposal of Juan Carlos Maqueda and supported by the previous head, Carlos Rosenkrantz, who remained as vice-president. The other two justices are Juan Carlos Maqueda and Ricardo Luis Lorenzetti.