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Constitutional Court judges criticise Harabin

The dispute between Supreme Court President Štefan Harabin and the judges of the Constitutional Court has intensified. Constitutional Court justices Ľudmila Gajdošíková, Ján Luby and Ladislav Orosz objected to Harabin’s statement over the ruling issued in the case of so-called Ducký’s bills, which involves the Swiss company Gen Man Ventures AG, the SITA newswire reported on August 15.

The dispute between Supreme Court President Štefan Harabin and the judges of the Constitutional Court has intensified. Constitutional Court justices Ľudmila Gajdošíková, Ján Luby and Ladislav Orosz objected to Harabin’s statement over the ruling issued in the case of so-called Ducký’s bills, which involves the Swiss company Gen Man Ventures AG, the SITA newswire reported on August 15.

“The statements of the Supreme Court president that our ruling from August 13, 2013 that it ‘smells of corruption and evident purposefulness and that this is a crime in the state of law’ are based on nothing and are obviously purposeful,” reads the statement of the judges, as reported by SITA.

Gen Man Ventures AG is trying to collect CZK1 billion based on the promissory notes signed by Ján Ducký, one-time boss of the gas utility SPP, the Sme daily reported. The Constitutional Court issued a ruling that the company’s rights had been violated earlier this week. Harabin has criticised the decision. The other nine judges of the Supreme Court have revolted against Harabin, condemning his attacks on the Constitutional Court, Sme wrote.

The so-called Ducký’s Bills of Exchange, amounting to Sk1.4 billion (now equivalent to approximately €46 million), were supposed to have been signed by Ducký, who was shot and killed in front of his house in Bratislava in January 1999. He served as economy minister in two governments under Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar between 1992 and 1998. The bills are connected to the SPP and have become the bone of contention and the core of a protracted lawsuit since then. Ducký’s death is thus far unexplained.

Source: SITA, Sme

For more information about this story please see: Sme: Judges oppose Harabin

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