Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Justice Ministry for 'three strikes' rule

The Justice Ministry is considering implementing a new rule whereby criminals would automatically be given life imprisonment after conviction for a third serious crime.
Opposition politicians are against the proposal, which was first put forward last year, saying that it is both impractical and against legal traditions in central Europe. The opposition party Smer's Robert Kaliňák suggested that "if someone is involved in a rape for the third time and chooses whether or not to let the victim live, he would prefer to kill the inconvenient witness."
The proposal has already passed its first reading in parliament.
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

How social networks can earn you a ticket to Germany

Can a status on a social network change someone’s life? Yes, if you write humorous stories about a fictive German ambassador.

Assaf Alassaf (r) talked about his life and his book in Bratislava

The most famous circus comes to town Video

The famous Cirque du Soleil is in Bratislava celebrating the 15th year of its show Varekai: Tales of the Forest.

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.

Letters can be checked at work – but is it legal?

The recent scandal surrounding the parliamentary office opening and checking the post of MPs has opened the issue of postal privacy – which also concerns emails or text messages – guaranteed by the law.

Andrej Danko, speaker of parliament