Roquetas courts' shortcomings are not just human but also material. The Roquetero courts are also problematic because their initial location in the city centre was inadequate. As a result, they moved to various locations. This was a problem that the Junta de Andalucia (on which this issue rests) resolved by opening the current facilities at Calle Reina Sofia more than a decade earlier in temporary premises that could expand while the new Las Lomas courthouse was being constructed.
The new judicial headquarters is located on land that was ceded to Roquetas City Council. It is in an area where many public buildings, including the Social Security office, are being built. There is also a 2014 project that calls for the construction of a larger building measuring more than 5,500m2 similar to El Ejido's. This would centralize all courts and give the city a space that can be used for the administration and administration of Justice. The new building will provide services that are not currently available, such as the forensic medical area, which is covered by El Ejido in Roquetas.
The project was stalled by budget restrictions and the crisis at the start of the last decade. The current Ministry of Justice has confirmed to IDEAL that they intend to unblock the project. At the time, the draft was being reviewed with the idea of including budget items for it. Despite the Board's announcements the new courthouse appears to be moving along, especially when Francisco Martin, the senior judge, revealed to IDEAL these days that a project was being prepared for reforming the existing dependencies, which would include the extension.
It is true that lawyers, judges, and other attorneys have criticized the space limitations in a judicial headquarter that occupies a large part of a city building's ground floor as well as a floor on the upper floor for the six current courts.
It was intended to add another rental property to the area that was previously occupied by a bank. This is where the Civil Registry would be located. The complex's limited space and current location makes it difficult for staff and citizens. However, the plans were canceled by the seventh court. There is not enough space so the new premises will be rented.
This movement further limits the potential of expanding courts and strengthens the need for speedy construction of the new judicial headquarter. The Government assumes that the arrival at the eighth court will be approved next Year, according to IDEAL sources.
This is not just a matter of space, as there are two courts sharing a hearing room. It also impacts security and privacy. As lawyers claim, the current judicial facilities lack sufficient exits to avoid detainees having to walk along the long corridors. They also don't guarantee proper seperation of the parties in complicated trials like those of ill treatment. In controversial cases, there are no car parks or perimeters that provide security for judges and detainees.