Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Justice Ministry challenges judiciary changes by SDKU

The Justice Ministry welcomes endeavours by Lucia Žitňanská of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union, SDKU “to remedy mistakes that were made in the judiciary up until 2006, but the solutions proposed fail to strengthen democracy in the judiciary and instead weaken the enforceability of the law and provide scope for ‘mistakes’ made by judges that sometimes result in releasing people charged with murder,” said ministry spokesman Michal Jurči on October 12, the TASR newswire reported.

The Justice Ministry welcomes endeavours by Lucia Žitňanská of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union, SDKU “to remedy mistakes that were made in the judiciary up until 2006, but the solutions proposed fail to strengthen democracy in the judiciary and instead weaken the enforceability of the law and provide scope for ‘mistakes’ made by judges that sometimes result in releasing people charged with murder,” said ministry spokesman Michal Jurči on October 12, the TASR newswire reported.

Opposition SDKU party MP Lucia Žitňanská said earlier in the day that she will submit a series of proposals at a session of the Parliament’s constitutional committee on October 13, with the initiative aimed at ensuring that disciplinary proceedings in the judiciary won’t be misused.

“The main point is to open up the courts and the judicial system as such to civil public scrutiny,” Žitňanská said.

According to Jurči, the ministry is wondering why Žitňanská didn’t come up with the proposals when former justice minister Daniel Lipšic brought forth numerous proposals for disciplinary proceedings against judges.

“MP Žitňanská wants to change the disciplinary system without providing proof on alleged misuses of disciplinary proceedings against judges,” Jurči said. 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

Job ads should inform about basic salary

One of the proposal’s authors from the Smer coalition voted in May against a similar proposal authored by opposition deputies

The shortage of workforce is a growing problem for entrepreneurs.

Top 3 news from Last Week in Slovakia Video

EMA will not relocate to Slovakia - Job ads will have to state actual payrates - Trnava factory to produce electric cars

PSA plant in Tranva.

Námestie Slobody square closer to facelift Photo

The Bratislava city council wants to revitalise the square by the end of 2018

The winning project for revitalisation of Námestie Slobody square

Slovak hockey league will not rest during Olympics

Unlike the Slovak premiere hockey league, Swiss, German and Russian leagues will take a break during the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Ice hockey is popular in Slovakia