Bulgaria to Launch National Unit to Compensate Victims of Slow JusticeDomestic | May 18, 2012, Friday // 15:13| views
The central unit for compensations in cases of slow justice may become operational in mid-June, according to forecasts of Justice Minister Diana Kovacheva. Photo by dariknews.bg
A central unit for compensations in cases of slow justice may become operational in mid-June, according to Bulgarian Justice Minister Diana Kovacheva.
Speaking in Parliament on Friday, she explained that the problem with providing compensation to the victims of slow court proceedings could be easily resolved with amendments to the Judiciary Act.
Kovacheva presented a project for the creation of a specialized body which will handle slow justice complaints and ensure fast remedies.
She pointed out that the unit could be set up at the Inspectorate at the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) because the body was authorized to review court rulings.
Bulgaria's Justice Minister was positive that the new unit could be launched in mid-June, provided that the amendments to the Judiciary Act and the Liability of the State and the Municipalities for Damages Act were passed.
She specified that the new unit would provide compensation for damages resulting from slow justice and the non-execution of court decisions.
Maya Manolova from the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) voiced the support of the opposition for the creation of a national center providing compensation to Bulgarian citizens.
However, Manolova opposed the idea to set up the body at the VSS Inspectorate, saying that the move was "on the brink of the constitutional."
Kovacheva replied that all proposals made between first and second reading would be taken into account and assured that the proposed step was not unconstitutional.
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