Special Penal Cases Division
In 2014, aware of the increasing number of long, complex penal cases, the Court created the Special Penal Cases Division. Twenty or so judges from the Criminal and Penal Division occasionally hear cases in this division, under the authority of an associate coordinating judge. The judges are specially trained and have developed specific expertise that ensures sounder management of proceedings, better use of judicial resources, and pre-trial settlement of cases through facilitation conferences.
The Special Penal Cases Division has developed a momentum of its own, and many cases have been assigned to judges in this division, which ensures that cases are managed more efficiently before and during proceedings.