ONLY Slovakia and Italy have a reputation for their lower courts not respecting the rulings of their constitutional courts, according to the President of the Slovak Constitutional Court Ján Mazák. He described the situation in the Slovak justice sector as "alarming".
The Constitutional Court has received 61 petitions on delayed court proceedings despite having already ruled in the cases and confirmed the delays, news wire TASR reported.
As the rulings of the Constitution Court are not respected, citizens must turn to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), according to Mazák.
"The ECHR knows of no other country except Italy where the Constitutional Court of a country issues a ruling but no action is taken," he said.
Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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25. Nov 2003 at 9:38