Proposal could prevent Supreme Court president from automatically becoming Judicial Council chair

THE PRESIDENT of the Supreme Court will probably not become a member of the Judicial Council automatically, based on an amending proposal to the joint constitutional amendment that parliament is currently debating, tabled by the head of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) Ján Figeľ.

THE PRESIDENT of the Supreme Court will probably not become a member of the Judicial Council automatically, based on an amending proposal to the joint constitutional amendment that parliament is currently debating, tabled by the head of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) Ján Figeľ.

The constitutional amendment jointly endorsed by the ruling Smer party and the KDH, which introduces both a traditional definition of marriage in the constitution and the reform of the judiciary, has counted on the Supreme Court president automatically being the 18th member of the council after the president, the cabinet and the parliament pick three members each and the judges elect eight members from among themselves.

Currently, the Supreme Court president automatically becomes a council chair.

In his amending proposal, Figeľ proposes that judges elect nine members.

Parliament has been debating the constitutional amendment for two days now and is expected to vote on it today, June 4, at 5 pm at the earliest.

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

Tesco in Zvolen
Business

Tesco might quit Slovakia

BRITISH retail chain Tesco is pondering quitting Slovakia after 19 years and selling 155 outlets, 18 filling stations and two big distribution stores, the Sme daily wrote.

02. Mar 2015
Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič
Opinion

Why we need the Energy Union

The Energy Union is an ambitious project, but done correctly it will set the EU’s energy policy for the foreseeable future and bring long term benefits to both businesses and citizens.

02. Mar 2015
Mainly-Roma borough of Košice.
Politics & society

Ex-officers suspected of bullying Roma minors acquitted by court

THE KOŠICE District Court acquitted former police officers prosecuted for the bullying of Roma boys that allegedly occurred on March 21, 2009, at a Košice police station.

02. Mar 2015
Politics & society

Minister seeks to modernise education

While Education Minister Juraj Draxler does not have a full four-year tenure to implement his vision for Slovakia’s education sector, he is offering plans that he thinks will push the country forward.

02. Mar 2015