Justice Minister Gál plans to strip Jankovská of her judge’s robe

Supreme Court judge Štefan Harabin will also face a disciplinary proceeding.

Justice Minister Gábor Gál (Most-Híd)filed proposals for disciplinary proceedings against two judges: Monika Jankovská and Štefan HarabinJustice Minister Gábor Gál (Most-Híd)filed proposals for disciplinary proceedings against two judges: Monika Jankovská and Štefan Harabin (Source: TASR)

Two judges who recently graced the front pages of newspapers and shed a bad light on Slovakia’s judiciary will face disciplinary proceedings, the SITA newswire reported.

The manipulation of her fellow judge in the case of forged promissory notes in favour of Marian Kočner, thousands of text messages exchanged with him via the Threema app, and frequent lies are the reasons why Justice Minister Gábor Gál (Most-Híd) decided to initiate a disciplinary proceeding against ex-Justice Ministry’s state secretary Monika Jankovská. She currently has a job at the Bratislava Regional Court.

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“The reason for filing a disciplinary motion against Jankovská is a breach of the judge’s duty to fulfill the prerequisites for judicial competence during the term of the judge’s office,” the Justice Ministry said, as quoted by SITA.

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