Judges criticize sector reform

SLOVAK judges criticized steps carried out by the Justice Ministry in an attempt to improve the performance of the Slovak courts.

A survey, in which 350 out of the 1,200 Slovak judges participated, showed that the justices considered the changes in the sector to be ineffective. The Slovak daily SME reported on November 21 that the judges also believed that media that take information from politicians contribute to the creation a bad image of the judiciary.

More than 80 percent of judges said they worked under the pressure of an immense number of cases and the knowledge that they could face court-delay accusations should they fail to deliver their verdicts in time.

Judges also said that the introduction of higher court clerks, which were intended to take some burden from off their shoulders, would not improve court performance.

Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports
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