Harabin: Even Kuwait cannot afford military courts

Justice Minister Štefan Harabin said on August 27 that the existence of military courts is a luxury that even oil-rich Kuwait cannot afford.

Justice Minister Štefan Harabin said on August 27 that the existence of military courts is a luxury that even oil-rich Kuwait cannot afford.

At its session on August 27, the government tasked the minister with working out a legislative proposal by which the military courts would merge with the general courts. While Prosecutor General Dobroslav Trnka said the military courts should be preserved, Defense Minister Jaroslav Baška would like to see them reduced in number.

But Harabin thinks that the military courts will be abolished as of the beginning of next year at the latest. The up-side to that, according to Harabin, would be that the general judiciary would gain 20 criminal judges. Harabin estimates that the move will save some Sk13 million (€431,521) a year.

But the defense minister said that quality, not quantity, of work is important. He would favour the move only abolishing the courts would cost the Defence Ministry Sk35 million (€1.162 million) in severance pay.

Harabin said that there are no experts who favour preserving the Higher Military Court in Trenčín, for example. TASR

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

Top stories

PM Eduard Heger

Non-vaccinated will not pay for tests for work, school or shops

Hundreds of people protested against the amendment that the parliament passed on Sunday morning.


13 h
Dancers perform in the streets of Trenčín, spotlighting the architecture of the city.

Slovakia will open a new institute, this time in Jerusalem

Culture, sports and travel stories rounded up in one place.


23. júl
The Office of the Public Defender of Rights flies the rainbow flag to mark the Bratislava Pride in 2021.

The pandemic has made it clear that we must stand together

International friends and partners of Slovakia celebrate Bratislava Pride.


24. júl

Bratislava Pride will take place online

It will be streamed on July 24 and accompanied by numerous music performances.


22. júl