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Tichý appeals to Constitutional Court

ACTING general prosecutor Ladislav Tichý has addressed a complaint to the Constitutional Court, objecting to an amendment to the law on the prosecution service prepared by the Justice Ministry and approved by MPs, the SITA newswire reported.

ACTING general prosecutor Ladislav Tichý has addressed a complaint to the Constitutional Court, objecting to an amendment to the law on the prosecution service prepared by the Justice Ministry and approved by MPs, the SITA newswire reported.

“We disagree with the participation of the justice minister in various committees,” said General Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Jana Tökölyová, as quoted by SITA.

Tichý had already sent a letter to Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská in which he reminded her that the prosecutor’s office was not a state agency.

Though deputies passed the amendment to the law on prosecution on June 28, 2011, President Ivan Gašparovič has refused to sign it into law and returned it to the parliament.

If the parliament votes again in favour and overrides his veto, as of October 2011 all applicants for the post of general prosecutor will have to attend a hearing led by a 6-member committee composed of three representatives of the prosecutor’s office and three representatives of parliament.

Prosecutors’ offices will also have to publish the results of their meetings online, according to the amendment.


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