Belgrade invites Venice Commission to monitor judicial reforms

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Source: N1

Serbia's Parliament has said on Thursday it will ask the Venice Commission members to come to Belgrade in September to monitor the activities on Constitutional changes related to the judiciary.

The first online meeting is scheduled for the second half of July, the Parliament’s statement adds.

The invitation for the members of the Venice Commission, officially European Commission for Democracy through Law, a Council of Europe (CoE) advisory body, followed a meeting of Parliament Speaker Ivica Dacic and Prime Minister Ana Brnabic with the Justice Ministry about the changes.

The talks focused on the activities of the Standing Group in charge of drafting changes.

The group is made of law professors, representatives of the scientific institutes, the Justice Ministry, the Association of Prosecutors and the Society of Judges.

The Parliament statement said that „the Venice Commission praised the Group’s composition and stressed the importance of a transparent and inclusive process.“