Publish Evaluation of Justices (SK0052)
Prepare a legislative proposal that will enable publishing of evaluations of judges and submit it to the Government. The current legislation contains an obligation to publish judicial decisions but experience has shown that many decisions are not being published despite the legal obligation. According to an estimate by Transparency International Slovakia , there were at least 50,000 of such unpublished decisions in the year 2012. There is also no data on the percentage of judicial decisions being published and there is no control system for tracking how the obligation to publish is being fulfilled. Another area of concern is the inability to carry out publishing in a user-friendly way. It is positive news that the Ministry of Justice has declared its interest to modernize the system of publishing of court decisions by providing appropriate technical support within the existing legislative framework. In order to improve the situation, it would be useful to map out the current status and to take measures for the fulfillment and control of the legislative commitment on the part of the courts.
IRM Midterm Status Summary
For Commitment details, see Slovakia Special Accountability Report 2015-2016.