Government Makes Judicial Council Complete Again

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the Judicial Council (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, February 7 (TASR) – The Judicial Council is complete again after almost four months, as the Cabinet appointed Branislav Jablonka and Magdalena Hromcova as its members on Wednesday.

The nominations were submitted by Justice Minister Lucia Zitnanska (Most-Hid).
Two of the three posts in the Judicial Council earmarked for government nominees have been vacant since September 2017. Zitnanska submitted the names after Parliament managed to elect its third representative in the Judicial Council last week. A Smer-SD candidate, lawyer Michal Misik, succeeded in the secret ballot.

Zitnanska originally announced that both nominees would come from the academic community, which has only been half-fulfilled. The Judicial Council’s two new members are lawyers, while Jablonka (38) has also been working as an assistant at the Department of Business and Economic Law at Bratislava-based Comenius University.

In addition, Jablonka has been serving as a lecturer at the Slovak Judicial Academy, the chairman of the first-instance disciplinary senate of the Slovak Bar Association (SAK) and an arbitrator of the Slovak Arbitration Court. Hromcova (55) has been working as a lawyer in Zilina. She has been a member of the SAK Presidency and has been serving in its working group on public law and the working group of regional representatives.