Kiska calls on judges to make change in Supreme Court head election

PEOPLE want a change in the top post of the judiciary, president-elect Andrej Kiska believes. Therefore he called on the members of the Judicial Council to vote responsibly in the election of the Supreme Court head, scheduled for May 19.

PEOPLE want a change in the top post of the judiciary, president-elect Andrej Kiska believes. Therefore he called on the members of the Judicial Council to vote responsibly in the election of the Supreme Court head, scheduled for May 19.

“As the elected president I have the right to demand from the Judicial Council members to fully grasp what a huge responsibility they have,” Kiska told a press conference on May 14, as quoted by the TASR newswire. He did not comment on specific candidates, but appealed to the Council members to vote in such way that would help restore trust in the judiciary.

“Judges will have to change the situation in the judiciary,” Kiska said, as quoted by TASR. “On Monday they will either start [to do this], or they will miss and waste this opportunity.”

Kiska believes the judiciary should be the backbone of society and guarantee that the laws are valid equally for everyone. As such, the judiciary needs wise and generally respected moral authorities at its helm.

The election of the Supreme Court president, who also serves as the Judicial Council chairman, is slated for Monday, May 19. Current Supreme Court President Štefan Harabin is running for re-election. He is challenged by Judge Jana Bajánková, who was nominated by Justice Minister Tomáš Borec, and Zuzana Ďurišová, nominated by the For Open Justice association, known for its critical stance towards Harabin.

Harabin’s term ends on June 23.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information
presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Slovak Levies in their beginnings in 2012
Politics & society

Slovak extremists groups can produce rebels in Ukraine

THERE are several unofficial paramilitary groups running military trainings with non-lethal guns in Slovak forests and Martin Keprta, who used to take part in such exercises, now fights for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

26. Feb 2015
Mochovce
Business

Finnish firm eyes Slovenské Elektrárne shares

FINNISH firm Fortum looks interested in acquiring a 66-percent stake in Slovenské Elektrárne (SE), the country's largest electricity producer. 

26. Feb 2015
Ján Figeľ
Opinion

KDH at 25? More a funeral than a celebration

Christian Democrats never found a way to wed pragmatism with inspiration. 

27. Feb 2015
Organ player János Pálúr
Culture & lifestyle

Countrywide events

Tips for cultural, sport and social events between February 27 and March 8

25. Feb 2015