The cabinet has given the green light to the judiciary reform, submitted by Justice Minister Mária Kolíková (Za Ľudí).
“There is an agreement on what is important,” said Kolíková after meeting with the representatives of all caucuses in the parliament, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding that the potential changes to the draft may concern only some technical issues.
The reform should be adopted as a constitutional law, meaning it will have to be supported by at least 90 MPs. As the currently ruling coalition controls 95 seats in the parliament, it is expected to be passed without any major problems.
The reform should come into force on January 1, 2021. It contains changes to the Judicial Council and the Constitutional Court, the checks on property disclosures of judges, the introduction of an age cap for judges, and the establishment of a new court: the Supreme Administration Court.
Here are the proposed changes:
The Judicial Council