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Liberals Only See Progress On The Rule Of Law When They Usurp The Power

During the term of the previous government of Janez Janša, the average outside observer could have concluded from the reactions of the European Commission, especially the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), and the European Commission’s infamous report on the rule of law, that Slovenia was sliding into a Russian-style autocracy. In …

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The People That Were So Concerned About The State Of The Rule Of Law During The Previous Government Have Gone Silent

During the term of the previous, Janez Janša government, we witnessed concerned visits by representatives of the European Union institutions, and many media outlets and journalists who were completely unknown to the Slovenian public were interested in what was happening here. But now that the news has broken about how the former Acting Director of …

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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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The Rule Of Law Does Not Apply To The European Commission

“The Vice-President of the European Commission, Věra Jourová, did not reply even by the deadline set by the European Ombudsman, thus formally entering into a dispute with yet another European Union institution,” Member of the European Parliament Milan Zver recently said.   A few days ago, MEP Milan Zver received a reply to a complaint …

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Under The Current Government, Slovenia Has Slipped Down In The Ranking Of Rule Of Law

Former Slovenian Ambassador, Tone Kajzer, is not surprised that Slovenia continues to slide down the list of countries that respect the rule of law. He attributes this problem to several factors, one of which is people’s own responsibility. It is the people’s own fault that we have what we have, according to Supreme Court Judge …

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A Member Of The Former State Security Administration And A Violator Of Human Rights Have Taken Over The State Prosecutorial Council

At Tuesday’s inaugural meeting of the State Prosecutorial Council, the Supreme State Prosecutor Harij Furlan was elected as the new President and former Prosecutor-General Zvonko Fišer as the new Vice-President, the State Prosecutorial Council announced after the meeting. The six-year term of office of the current members of the Council expired on Monday. The rule …

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Two Former Constitutional Court Judges Criticise The Constitutional Changes That Will Increase The Power Of The Judicial Guild

The government of Robert Golob is set to change the Constitution. If adopted, the proposed amendments would transfer the power to appoint judges from the National Assembly to the President of the Republic, as proposed by the Judicial Council. Not only that but the composition of the Judicial Council is also set to change. Following …

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The Christian Party Believes It Urgent To Sacrifice The Rule Of Law With An Emergency Procedure

On Friday, the Constitutional Commission of the National Assembly held an urgent meeting on the appointment of judges. As the leader of the opposition pointed out, the government is in a hurry to cement the 100-percent monopoly of the transitional left in the judiciary, and it is being aided and abetted by the New Slovenia …

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Minister Švarc Pipan’s Attempt To Attack Democracy And The Rule Of Law

The predictions that the transitional left would try to use the mandate of the Robert Golob government to increase its grip on our democratic society are coming true. If the National Assembly approves the proposed amendments to the Courts Act and the Judicial Service Act, the public will no longer be able to access final …

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A Verdict That Was Written In Advance: The Celje District Court Fines Janša

“The Celje District Court has fined the leader of the Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka – SDS) and former Prime Minister Janez Janša 8,000 euros for the accusations he made, which were presented in a private lawsuit filed by Bojan Veselinovič, former Director of the Slovenian Press Agency (STA), whom Janša accused of “participation …

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Did President Pirc Musar Propose A Violator Of Human Rights For The State Prosecutorial Council?!

President Nataša Pirc Musar’s controversial choice of candidates for the State Prosecutorial Council has caused quite a stir in the Slovenian public in recent days. Among them are Zvonko Fišer, who allegedly prosecuted priests under communism, and the former human rights ombudsman Vlasta Nussdorfer, who supported the controversial removal of the Carinthian boys from their …

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