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Justice Ministry announces proposed changes in law on prosecutors

Limiting the tenure of the general prosecutor to only one term, abolishing the Military Prosecutor's Office and introducing the obligation to publish all prosecutors' decisions to halt criminal prosecutions are three of the changes set to be introduced by an amendment to the Act on Prosecuting Authorities drafted by Slovakia’s justice ministry, the TASR newswire reported. These proposals were announced by Premier Iveta Radičová and Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská at a press conference on February 7. The amendment was submitted for comments from other ministries and other parties on February 4. Radičová said that the proposal is based on experience of how prosecutors' offices work not only from the viewpoint of politicians but mainly from that of the general public. Source: TASR

Limiting the tenure of the general prosecutor to only one term, abolishing the Military Prosecutor's Office and introducing the obligation to publish all prosecutors' decisions to halt criminal prosecutions are three of the changes set to be introduced by an amendment to the Act on Prosecuting Authorities drafted by Slovakia’s justice ministry, the TASR newswire reported.

These proposals were announced by Premier Iveta Radičová and Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská at a press conference on February 7. The amendment was submitted for comments from other ministries and other parties on February 4.

Radičová said that the proposal is based on experience of how prosecutors' offices work not only from the viewpoint of politicians but mainly from that of the general public.

Source: TASR

For more info on the issue, please see Coalition submits proposal for recorded ballot to elect the General Prosecutor .

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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