Tag: Constitutional Court
Macedonia 26.05.21 | 16:42

Zaev regime loyalist judge Dobrila Kacarska named Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court

Judge Dobrila Kacarska, notorious for presiding over the April 27th process, was named Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court today. Kacarska won over another newly promoted justice – Darko Kostadinovski, and got a two-thirds majority of six votes in the court. This gives the Zaev regime increased...

Macedonia 18.05.21 | 15:54

The Constitutional Court will take more time to evaluate the law on public prosecutors

After a heated debate, the Constitutional court decided to take more time to discuss the 2020 law on public prosecutors, that is being challenged because of the scandalous way in which it was adopted. The ruling coalition failed to get the necessary 81 votes, even after months of pressure and bribery...

Macedonia 18.05.21 | 11:24

Constitutional Court begins hearing arguments about the controversial law on prosecutors

The Constitutional Court will begin hearing arguments on the challenge to the law on state prosecutors, which was adopted in 2020 under a very controversial procedure. The Zaev regime and Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi had the members of Parliament vote twice, after the law did not receive the necessary...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 13:10

Constitutional Court will review the way in which the 2020 public prosecutor’s law was adopted

The Constitutional Court agreed to review the 2020 public prosecutors’ law, which was adopted after brutal violation of Parliament norms – initially the Parliament did not approve the law with enough votes, but the representatives were ordered to vote again. Parliament rules state that the...

Macedonia 20.03.21 | 10:43

Doctors asks the Constitutional Court to assess the constitutionality of the ban on the use of vacations

The Association of Residents and Young Doctors will seek justice in the Constitutional Court. In a document, which was posted on Facebook, they say they are filing a motion to assess the constitutionality and legality of a bylaw. They are asking the court to assess the constitutionality of the government...

Macedonia 18.03.21 | 21:48

The Constitutional Court will decide on a challenge of the 2019 name change

The Constitutional Court decided to open an examination of the imposed name change. A number of lawyers have challenged the law with which the name change was instituted. It came after the failed 2018 referendum, but the Zaev regime still insisted on having members of Parliament vote on the proposal....

Macedonia 02.03.21 | 14:36

The Constitutional Court faces difficult decisions, set to discuss “North” and the Law on Languages

The Constitutional Court will have its hands full on March 18. In addition to publishing the new name of the country in the Official Gazette without the signature of the then President Gjorge Ivanov, a preparatory session is scheduled for that day to assess the constitutionality of the decree promulgating...

Macedonia 12.02.21 | 10:17

In March, the highest court will decide on the constitutionality of the name change

On March 18 the Constitutional Court is expected to hear from seven petitioners who are challenging the way in which the Zaev regime imposed the name change on the country. President Gjorge Ivanov refused to sign the order to amend the Constitution, and ultimately it was published in the official gazette...

Macedonia 12.11.20 | 17:05

US Embassy denies advising the Constitutional Court justices to hike their salaries

The US Embassy in Macedonia denied interfering with the Constitutional Court, after its justices justified their decision to award themselves huge bonuses by saying it was a suggestion from the US Embassy and the EU Embassy. The Ambassador plays no role or has no any desire to interfere in administrative...

Macedonia 09.11.20 | 21:23

Anti-Corruption Commission condemns decision by the Constitutional Court justices to award themselves huge bonuses

The State Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) condemned the move by the justices of the Constitutional Court to award themselves bonuses worth 35 percent of their salaries. DKSK head Biljana Ivanovska said that this can only be done through changes to the law, and not with unilateral actions by the justices. It...

Macedonia 08.11.20 | 15:01

Dispute over presidential pardons is the reason why SDSM is in such a hurry to seat a loyalist judge on the Constitutional Court

The even division in the Constitutional Court which was evident earlier this week, as the crucial issue of the 2016 presidential pardons was raised, explains why the ruling SDSM party insists so strongly on putting judge Dobrila Kacarska to the court. Kacarska is a full on SDSM loyalist and her appointment...

Macedonia 06.11.20 | 10:47

Divided Constitutional Court justices were unable to even begin debating President Ivanov’s 2016 pardons

The justices of the Constitutional Court quickly ended today’s session when they were expected to decide on the 2016 pardons given by President Gjorge Ivanov. The court, divided 4-4, could not decide on the agenda for the day. Judge Osman Kadriu wanted to remove the proposal to discuss the pardons...

Macedonia 29.09.20 | 22:30

Mickoski: We can’t restore trust in the judiciary with people like Dobrila Kacarska

You can’t reform the judiciary with Dobrila Kacarska in the Constitutional Court, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski discussing today’s nomination of one of the most loyal judges of the Zaev regime to the country’s top court. Kacarska was famouly rebuked by the Constitutional...

Macedonia 29.09.20 | 20:18

Zaev’s loyalist judge who was chastised for her abuses by the Constitutional Court, nominated to become a Constitutional Court justice

The proposal to nominate judge Dobrila Kacarska as Constitutional Court justice would mean a promotion for a person who is internationally noted for violations of the Constitution. Kacarska, one of the most loyal judges of the Zaev regime, was nominated to seat in the court which has unprecedented power...

Macedonia 13.05.20 | 20:18

Constitutional Court to discuss election-related issues on Thursday

Constitutional justices at a session on Thursday will discuss the State Election Commission’s obligation to issue a timeline with election activities a day after the state of emergency is declared over. The decree with the force of law involving issues in connection to the election is the fourth item...

Macedonia 06.05.20 | 15:44

Will the constitutional judges initiate proceedings on Pendarovski’s second state of emergency?

The Constitutional Court will not assess the constitutionality of President Stevo Pendarovski’s first decision to declare a state of emergency on March 18. Constitutional judges decides that the initiative to assess the constitutionality and legality of the decision was pointless because it was...

Macedonia 06.05.20 | 14:39

Instead of the second, the Constitutional Court assessed Pendarovski’s first state of emergency

The constitutional judges said there was no basis to initiate proceedings for assessing the constitutionality of declaring a state of emergency by President Stevo Pendarovski on March 18. They were unanimous in their position that something that is not in legal force cannot be assessed.   Why talk...

Macedonia 03.05.20 | 23:26

Constitutional Court to decide on Wednesday whether there will be procedure about Parliament

On Wednesday, after the session of the Constitutional Court, we will have a working meeting where the judges will take a position on whether to accept the initiative and ex officio to initiate a procedure about the Parliament dissolution and calling of elections, President of the Constitutional Court...

Macedonia 29.04.20 | 20:30

“Starving” Constitutional Court judge who wouldn’t give up his salary is worth over 200.000 euros

Sali Muarati, the little known Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, suddenly became the talk of the town, after his completely tone deaf statement regarding the planned cuts to the best paid public sector officials. A Government decree was going to reduce top officials such as ministers, public...

Macedonia 28.04.20 | 18:23

Government: Constitutional Court’s decision over salary cuts of officials, judges and prosecutors detrimental in COVID-19 fight

The Government said Tuesday that the initiated procedure by the Constitutional Court over annulment of the decree to cut the salaries of over 2,000 officials, MPs, judges, prosecutors and directors to a minimum wage of MKD 14,500 in April and May is detrimental to solidarity in the country. The Constitutional...

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