Monday, 11 October 2021

Šeparović Reelected Constitutional Court President

ZAGREB, 11 Oct 2021 - The Constitutional Court on Monday re-elected its president Miroslav Šeparović for another four-year term in office, the court said in a press release.

Šeparović has been at the helm of the court since 2016. His new term expires on 12 October 2025.

The president of the Constitutional Court is elected at a closed session by secret ballot, and seven out of 13 votes are necessary for the Court's head to be chosen. Šeparović has been head of the Constitutional Court since 2016. He was first elected in June 2016, and in October 2017 he was re-elected for a term of four years.

Šeparović told Hina today that the aim of his new term "is to boost the efficiency of the Constitutional Court" and improve the court's ratings.

Šeparović, born in the town of Blato on the island of Korčula on 18 July 1958, graduated from the Law School of the University of Zagreb in 1981. In 2013 he earned a doctoral degree.

He was the justice minister from 1995 to 1998 and performed some other high-level public duties.

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Monday, 29 June 2020

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

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.