Constitutional Court of Slovenia
Ljubljana – The Constitutional Court has stayed a provision of a government decree which restricts travel to countries on Slovenia’s red list of high-risk countries due to Covid-19, pending its final decision.
In a decision published in the Official Gazette on Thursday, the court invoked its right to stay legislation to prevent the occurrence of irreparable damage.
Ljubljana – The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has admitted an application against Slovenia over an alleged violation of the right to a fair hearing. The case concerns Constitutional Court judge Rok Čeferin’s failure to exclude himself from a case, the STA has learnt from the State Attorney’s Office.
Ljubljana – After consulting heads of parliamentary factions, President Borut Pahor has narrowed down the list of candidates for consideration to put forward to the National Assembly in a renewed attempt to fill a vacancy on the governing board of the central bank and one on the Constitutional Court.
On the occasion of Constitution Day, Constitutional Court president Rajko Knez has told the STA in an interview that the country’s top court has also been affected by the Covid-19 epidemic in terms of caseload. He warned against the overburdening of the Constitutional Court with additional tasks in general as this may weaken the institution.
The Constitutional Court has released statistics regarding individual applications, indicating that a majority of the decisions it has handed down regarding violations of constitutional rights relate to the right to a fair trial.
Moldova's Constitutional Court said in its decision on Tuesday there are "circumstances justifying the initiation by the Parliament of the procedure of suspension of the president", opening the door for the suspension of Dodon.
The Constitutional Court deemed that his failure to approve the appointment of a new defence minister meant he had fallen short of his constitutional duties.
A former Turkish judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Rıza Türmen, wrote a piece titled "A 10-question guide to evaluate the constitution," for the news website t24.com.tr, where he refers to a distinction German jurist Carl Schmitt has made between constitutions as "resilient to dictatorships and non-resilient to dictatorships."
The excessiveness of arrangements and discharges conducted with state of emergency decrees is drawing more criticism. The government was granted this opportunity by Constitutional Court decision number 2016/159.
Albania's Constitutional court on Thursday opened the way towards the vetting of around 800 judges and prosecutors in terms of their professional ability, moral integrity, and level of independence from organised crime, corruption, and political officials after dismissing objections to the new "vetting law'.