Judiciary in Serbia: Independence on Hold

Postponement of the Constitutional amendments could be an opportunity to establish a new dialogue between government and professionals who had indicated the unacceptable solutions advocated by the Ministry of Justice during the process of consultations. However, in the view of the previous course of the consultation process and the opinions of the representatives of the executive and the legislative on the independence of the judiciary they had openly expressed, the fear remained that there will be no derogation from these solutions which in the opinion of the professional associations were just the solutions meeting the minimum of international standards but not improving the status of the judiciary.

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