Let justice get on with it

The Greek justice system has been under attack from all sides for the past few days: from politicians across the political spectrum, from many parts of the media and from self-proclaimed experts. All have been busy passing judgment on its decisions from the comfort of their offices and homes.

The justice system is not a game of chance, however, and should not be judged based on whether every punter is happy with the decisions it makes based on what he or she had predicted.

Obviously there are magistrates, prosecutors and judges who do make mistakes. Also obviously, constructive criticism and dialogue are always welcome as they are necessary to keep the system on its toes and evolving.

That said, the country’s institutions need to be protected from the kind of needless assaults we have witnessed in recent days; their constant debasement does no one any good.