Rotation of Constitutional Court judges approved

16-12-2015

The line-up of judges serving on the four panels of the Constitutional Court will in future be subject to rotation so as to ensure greater plurality of opinion and expertise, Constitutional Court head Pavel Rychetský told the ctk news agency. Judge Rychetský said the change was approved by the wider plenum of the Constitutional Court. The four panels deal with individual complaints that make up 90 percent of the court’s agenda. Until now their line-up was permanent, with judges retaining their place on the panel throughout their mandate and was therefore indirectly influenced by the choice of the president and Senate who alone have the right to appoint Constitutional Court judges.