Parliament adopted the anticipated justice reform.
It will introduce several changes, including the reform of the Judicial Council, property checks of judges, the reform of the Constitutional Court, an age cap for judges and the establishment of a new, Supreme Administrative Court.
The constitutional law authored by the Justice Ministry was approved on December 9, supported by 91 out of 141 MPs present. It is expected to come into force on January 1, 2021.
Justice Minister Mária Kolíková (Za Ľudí) considers the establishment of the Supreme Administration Court and the definition of what the Judicial Council is and what its powers are crucial, the SITA newswire reported.
“All changes included in the approved law legitimately react to the situation in the judiciary. We cannot just watch and wait for the self-cleaning mechanisms to be activated,” Kolíková stated. “Even more when it is obvious from the events we are confronted with that they are slow, weak and they fail.”
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