APPOINTING JUDGES TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT DURING SLOVAKIAN PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION

OPINION ON THE PROCEDURE FOR APPOINTING JUDGES TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT
IN TIMES OF PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC


Venice Commission Opinion By Richard Clayton QC

Introduction

By a letter of 16 May 2014, the Minister of Justice of the Slovak Republic, Mr Tomas Borec, requested an opinion on the procedure for appointing judges of the Constitutional Court.

Mr Richard Clayton, Mr Michael Frendo, Mr Christoph Grabenwarter and Mr Ben Vermeulen acted as rapporteurs for the opinion.

This opinion was discussed at the Sub-commission on Democratic Institutions on 12 June 2014 and subsequently adopted by the Venice Commission at its 99th Plenary Session (Venice, 13-14 June 2014).


A copy of the full opinion is here.  

13 June 2014

Richard Clayton QC