Can the President of the Slovak Constitutional Court Defend It?
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The new President of the Constitutional Court (PCC), Ivan Fiačan, has kept a low profile during the controversy. When the Parliament resumes its business, however, the PCC should be prepared to defend his Court. Two senates of the Court are now defunct because there are not enough judges to staff them. The Court has been overrun with unassigned cases and a terrible backlog.
The PCC has two potent statutory and one informal power that allow him to put pressure on the Parliament and contribute to the selection process: 1) the power to nominate candidates for constitutional judges; 2) to attend parliamentary sessions; and 3) the exclusive power to speak for the Court. In this contribution, I examine these three powers that have great defensive potential.
|Publication date||2 Jul 2019|
|Publisher||Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Jul 2019|
Based on a dataset for appointments of Constitutional Court judges in Slovakia since 1993-present. For an access contact the author at: email@example.com
Simon Drugda, Can the President of the Slovak Constitutional Court Defend It?, Int’l J. Const. L. Blog, July 2, 2019, at:
- Faculty of Law - Constitutional court, Nonjudicial functions, Powers of Constitutional Court Presidents, Constitutional law
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