There is no judicial reform without consensus

In the past 10 months, judicial reform has not been a priority for the parliamentary majority and not enough has been done to address the issues highlighted in our previous report.

In the context of legislation, amendments to the Law on the State Prosecutor’s Office have been adopted, thereby enabling amendments to the composition of the Prosecutorial Council. Given the ample room that the new legislative solution leaves for political influence on the Prosecutor’s Office, this piece of regulation is yet to pass the test of practical application.

The first year of operations of the current convocation of the Parliament, similarly to the previous one, has not been marked by an effort to initiate dialogue between parties sitting in the Parliament on resolving these and other important issues that require qualified support.

The average score for the current situation in the judiciary, according to the experts who took part in our research, is 2.68 on a scale of one to five.

Read more about it in our analysis.

CDT Program director

Milica Kovačević