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Harabin to appeal discipline to ECHR

SUPREME Court President Štefan Harabin will turn to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to hear his objections to a ruling by a disciplinary senate of the Constitutional Court that ordered a 70-percent cut in his salary for one year, the TA3 news channel reported.

SUPREME Court President Štefan Harabin will turn to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to hear his objections to a ruling by a disciplinary senate of the Constitutional Court that ordered a 70-percent cut in his salary for one year, the TA3 news channel reported.

“I am the first person in this country who was punished for his legal opinion,” Harabin said to TA3.

The Constitutional Court cut Harabin’s salary for not permitting auditors from the Finance Ministry to conduct an audit of the Supreme Court’s financial accounts.

Harabin has referred to a situation from 2007 when he, as the Justice Minister, wanted to discipline Milan Karabín, the President of the Supreme Court at that time, for not allowing his ministry to check the operations of the court. The Constitutional Court ruled at that time that Harabin had no right to do so.


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