Separovic: Court Didn't Launch Procedure On COVID-19 Response Team's Decisions

By 29 June 2020

ZAGREB, June 29, 2020 - Constitutional Court President Miroslav Separovic on Monday denied media reports that the Constitutional Court had launched the procedure ex officio to assess the constitutionality of decisions taken by the national coronavirus response team.

"The Constitutional Court did not launch any such procedure ex officio. The truth is that we have requested certain data and opinions from the government, and whether it will launch the procedure ex officio will be decided at a meeting of the Constitutional Court as in all other cases," Separovic told Hina.

The Constitutional Court will decide on a supplement to the decision on a temporary ban on border crossing, the authority to order self-isolation, and the decision on business hours in the retail sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The action was proposed by two Constitutional Court judges, including Goran Selanec who confirmed the information in an interview with the N1 television channel.

The initiative was launched at the start of this month when fewer than five new coronavirus cases were reported weekly. The two judges proposed that the court examine whether the national coronavirus response team had overstepped its authority, according to N1.