Benešová and Stříž will discuss amendments to the Act on the Public Prosecutor’s Office


With Benešová, or after the elections with her successor, Stříž wants to negotiate the form of the law and its permeability in the Chamber of Deputies. “I want to achieve either the adoption of a new law on the Public Prosecutor’s Office, or at least an amendment to the existing law, at least in terms of the position of senior prosecutors. So that my successor is not in the same situation to expect his appeal every day, even without giving reasons. , “said Stříž.

The Attorney General wants to know the idea of ​​other public prosecutors about the law, he intends to talk about it with deputies or non-governmental organizations, he said. According to the Ministry of Justice, the proposal stipulates a transparent method of selecting senior public prosecutors, the term of office of the chief public prosecutor or the legal grounds for his dismissal. However, the form of the ministerial amendment was criticized by Stříž’s predecessor in office Pavel Zeman, the Union of Prosecutors, some opposition parties and the Reconstruction of the State platform and Transparency International.

In the comment procedure, for example, there were arguments that the amendment gives too much power to the Minister of Justice in the election of the members of the selection committee of the lead plaintiffs. After a wave of resistance last spring, Benešová announced that it would no longer actively promote the proposal. “The law is needed. Tomorrow (Thursday) I will see what idea the Attorney General will come up with. I have nothing to comment on yet, when I have nothing in hand. However, we will discuss it as a matter of priority,” the minister said.

Stříž said that the possibilities of the form of the law are wide. “From the maximalist one, which would provide for a change in the constitution, when the public lawsuit would be removed from the executive branch and included in a separate title. To the minimalist variant, which is a form of the current law where only some part would be amended. on the position of senior prosecutors – selection, length of term and remaining in office, “he said.

According to Stříže, competitions for the positions of senior public prosecutors should be introduced and a clear procedure for their dismissal should also be established. The Attorney General should be selected from the staff of the Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office or the Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office, he said. “But I want the Chief Prosecutor to be clear about the conditions under which he can be dismissed – either only by disciplinary proceedings or under other precisely defined conditions, for example for health reasons,” he added.


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