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Supreme Court Judge Zobec: Slovenia Is Not A Mature Democracy

The President of the Supreme Court, Miodrag Đorđević, has once again come under the scrutiny of a critical public. This time for his statements made on Radio-Television Slovenia. The public was alarmed by his equation of judges with power. As some were quick to point out, judges are merely representatives of one branch of the …

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Supreme Court Judge Zobec Predicts An Even More Non-Transparent And Closed Judiciary

With 61 votes in favour and 25 against, MPs recently adopted a decision to initiate the procedure for amending the Constitution, which transfers the power to appoint judges from the National Assembly to the President of the Republic and changes the composition of the Judicial Council. We spoke to former Constitutional Court Judge and current …

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(INTERVIEW) Jan Zobec: “It is a bitter realisation that for more than thirty years since independence judges have freedom of expression only in a foreign language”

“Everyone who has a more critical view of the functioning of the Slovenian legal state, especially the judiciary, who are not mediocre, will find it difficult to articulate their thoughts in Slovenia, because sooner or later they will encounter problems. Therefore, they resort to a foreign language in which they enjoy freedom. In the Slovenian …

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Confrontation at the Supreme Court – Judges Đorđević and Florjančič Against Judge Zobec

Supreme Court Judge Jan Zobec has found himself in a confrontation with the Vice President of the Supreme Court, Judge Miodrag Đorđević, and President of the Supreme Court, Judge Damijan Florjančič. What the latter two found problematic is the interview that Zobec had for the Siol web portal. The duo has submitted an initiative to …

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Extraordinary Session on the Judiciary: The Opposition Got Scared of the Discussion on the Qualifications of Judge Masleša

“The Judicial Council should be dealing with this problem,” Supreme and former Constitutional Court Judge Jan Zobec said at the extraordinary session, regarding the qualifications of Supreme Court Judge Masleša, adding that he understands their embarrassment, as no provision exists which provides for the Judicial Council or another state body to act in case it …

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Constitutional Court Judge Dr Dr Jaklič in a Separate Dissenting Opinion: There Are Plenty of Legal Bases for the Recovered/Vaccinated Rule for Employees in State Administration!

“At this point, we should ask ourselves whether the Constitutional Court really believes that public administration employees are the type of people that would rather be exposed to a Covid-19 infection than get vaccinated – with the abundance of vaccines we currently have available – in order to satisfy the recovered/vaccinated rule. I’m sorry, but …

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Is the Constitutional Court Too Politically Contaminated Already? Former Judges of the Court Surprised by the Many Controversial Decisions

“Certain slip-ups are happening, for example, the cases in which Constitutional Court judge Čeferin should have eliminated himself from the proceedings, but he did not do that, as they tried to somehow save those cases. The problem was that they did it in a way that made them even worse. Things were aggravated with the …

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