Supreme Court

Judicial Council calls on Masleša to clarify graduation, bar exam

Ljubljana – The Judicial Council has urged Supreme Court judge Branko Masleša to provide an explanation about his law graduation diploma and the bar exam. This is after Masleša has been making headlines in some pro-government media about the level of education, and passing the bar exam a year earlier after graduation than possible under the law.

Bosnian Croat Ex-Fighter Acquitted of Abusing Prisoners of War

The Cantonal Court in Zenica delivered a first-instance verdict on Friday acquitting Ivica Jukic, alias Juka, of mistreating Bosniak prisoners of war at the Silos Nova Trgovina detention facility in Zepce in August 1993.

Presiding judge Enes Malicbegovic said that some of the testimonies from witnesses who had allegedly been mistreated were either contradictory or too similar.

Plevris says Public Hospital Workers’ Federation charges of ICU beds for VIPs fake news, seeks prosecutor’s probe

Health Minister Thanos Plevris today filed with Supreme Court Prosecutor Vasilis Pliotas a report regarding what he views as punishable criminal acts by POEDIN (Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospital Workers) President Michalis Giannakos, who alleged that ICU beds are set aside for VIPs by circumventing the prioritised state waiting list.

European Rights Court Rules against Moldovan Ex-PM

The European Court of Human Rights, ECHR, ruled on Tuesday that the presumption of innocence in a case concerning former Moldovan Prime Minister Vladimir Filat was not violated when he was detained on corruption charges in 2015.

Filat was detained in the premises of parliament immediately after lawmakers voted to lift his immunity on October 15, 2015.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro investigated for linking vaccine and AIDS

A justice of Brazil's top court ordered on Dec. 3 that President Jair Bolsonaro be investigated for comments linking COVID-19 vaccines to AIDS- an assertion rejected by doctors and scientists.

Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes instructed the country's top prosecutor, Augusto Aras, to look into the accusation raised by a pandemic inquiry conducted by Brazil's Senate.