Constitutional Court in Brno – illustrative photo.
Prague/Rzeszów – In the case of nominees for constitutional judges, President Petr Pavel first wants to publish the process of their selection. The proposals of the candidates will be assessed by an advisory team, the head of state said today before departing from a visit to Poland. The presentation of the transparent procedure for the selection of candidates for the positions of constitutional judges includes the president's plan for the first 100 days in office.
“The first thing I will do is to familiarize not only the Senate and the relevant committees, but also the public with the procedure, the mechanism,” Pavel told journalists. Subsequently, it will also publish an advisory team that will assess the nominations, and wants to reach out to institutions that could submit candidate proposals. “I will insist that the entire process be completely transparent,” the president emphasized.
The president appoints a judge of the Constitutional Court with the consent of the Senate for a period of ten years, while the constitution does not prohibit the repetition of the mandate. The mandate of the trio Milada Tomková, Jaroslav Fenyk and Jan Filip will end on May 3rd. Subsequently, Vladimír Sládeček retires on June 4, President of the Court Pavel Rychetský on August 6, Ludvík David a day later and Radovan Suchánek on November 26.