The Serbian Justice Ministry has published draft amendments to the Serbian constitution which are in line with recommendations by the Venice Commission.
The ministry published the draft amendments covering the judiciary on its Internet site and is due to organize a round table debate for experts to voice opinions and objections.
The ministry said it would invited representatives of all relevant judiciary institutions, civil society organizations and international institutions to the debate to help remove any inconsistencies with the Venice Commission recommendations before the draft is submitted to the government, a press release said.
The ministry decision not to organize a public debate on the draft has come under fire from judiciary organizations which said that the draft allows political influence in the appointment and work of the top judiciary offices.
Justice Minister Nela Kuburovic said earlier that the government should submit the final text of the draft to parliament for adoption.