At its session on November 15 Slovakia’s Judicial Council recommended that the executive and legislative powers in Slovakia amend the Act on Judges and Attorneys to ensure the safety of the Supreme Court judges to the extent currently enjoyed by judges of the Specialised Criminal Court in Pezinok, the TASR newswire reported.
The suggestion follows on from a similar request earlier in the day from the association representing lawyers in Slovakia. As for the judges of regional and district courts, the Judicial Council recommends that police protection be provided to any judge as needed, especially to judges who preside over high-risk cases.
The judges pass verdicts in the name of the state and hence it is necessary to provide them with adequate police protection, said Supreme Court Chairman Štefan Harabin. "Apart from other cases, they pass verdicts on tenders, cases involving billions of euros including tax and customs issues or the most serious crimes such as premeditated murders," Harabin said as quoted by TASR.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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16. Nov 2010 at 14:00