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Cabinet approves Bill dissolving military courts

Military courts in Slovakia will cease to exist as of March, when twenty military judges will start working for the general courts.

Military courts in Slovakia will cease to exist as of March, when twenty military judges will start working for the general courts.

The cabinet has approved a draft amendment to the law on courts to this effect.

Justice Minister Štefan Harabin said he considers military courts to be superfluous. His ministry pointed out that military courts have a much lighter workload than general courts. The reason for this is the fact that their jurisdiction has been significantly curtailed by the present government, leading to a reduction in the number of cases they hear.

The Cabinet proposed the amendment in August, despite protests from Defence Minister Jaroslav Baška and Prosecutor General Dobroslav Trnka. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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