Judicial Council Rejects Claims of Dutch Ambassador About Election

The Judicial Council (JC) functions legally and in accordance with the powers given in the Law on the Judicial Council, this was concluded at working collegium, which rejected as unfounded the claims of the Dutch ambassador Dirk Jan Kop that the new president of the JC was elected in an illegitimate procedure and therefore, the four-year project financed by this country is put on hold. “The members emphasize that the first person of the JC was elected at a session with the necessary number of votes determined in the Law on the JCRNM. The Council called on the authorities to investigate all suspicions of corruption, and they also remind that the Supreme Court additionally and in a legal procedure checks all decisions made to check the responsibility of judges through the Appeals Council,” it is stated in the announcement from the working collegium of the members of the Judicial Council.