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Board of the Academy

The Board of the Judicial Academy has 10 members. Five members are elected from among judges by the Judicial Council of the Slovak Republic and five members are appointed by the Minister of Justice. The minister appoints two members of the Board according to the proposal of the General Prosecutor of the Slovak Republic.

 

     The following may be nominated as a member of the board:

  • judge who is blameless and at the day of nomination will have been in service of judge for at least 10 years
  • prosecutor who is blameless and at the date of nomination will have been in service of prosecutor for at least 10 years
  • natural person who is blameless; with second-level university education gained at the law faculty in the Slovak Republic or who holds a recognised diploma of law university education issued by a foreign university and at least 10 years of legal practice.

 

     Members are elected for the period of 5-year term. The same person may be appointed as a member of Board for not more than two consecutive terms.

 

     The Board meetings are held normally once a calendar month, except for summer holidays, in the headquarters of the Judicial Academy in Pezinok or in Academy premises in Omšenie.

 

Competences of the Board

 

The board shall:

a) propose a candidate for the position of a director to the Minister,

b) elaborate and issue competition principles for the position of a director and a deputy director,

c) elect and remove Chairman and Deputy Chairman from among its members by the absolute majority of all board members votes,

d) elect and remove members of Examining Board and their alternate members,

e) approve draft budget submitted by the director,

f) approve annual academic plan according to the scope of education of judges determined by the Judicial Council in consent with the Minister and the scope of education of prosecutors determined by the General Prosecutor,

g) approve the status of the Academy by the absolute majority of all board members votes,

h) approve the Examination Procedure by the absolute majority of all board members votes,

i) propose removal of the director to the Minister,

j) impose obligations to the board members upon their competences and inform them about non-fulfilment of their duties

k) approve the Rules of Procedure of the Board

l) decide on other issues within the scope and conditions as stipulated in this Act, in the special regulation and in the status of the Academy.