Parliamentary Committee on Political System, Judiciary and Administration agreed with the Minister of justice on another two important amendments to the Draft Law on the Constitutional Court. The amendments for prescribing a 18 months deadline within which the Constitutional court would have to decide, and for returning the deadline for submission of constitutional complaints from initially proposed 30 days to (currently valid) 60 days, as proposed by MP Andrija Popović and advocated by HRA, have been accepted.
Committee members also agreed to file an initiative to the Administrative Committee for amendment of Rules of Procedure of the Parliament of Montenegro in order to ensure that the Committee will decide with two-thirds majority on proposals for candidates for members of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Council and the judges of the Constitutional Court, as also advocated by HRA.
The MPs will again discuss the Draft law on the Constitutional Court and the remaining amendments at the Parliament plenary session, and this will be the last chance to change the unfair proposal from the Draft law that only the person upon whose initiative the Constitutional Court acted and proclaimed legislation as unconstitutional would be entitled to seek amendment of the act based upon such unconstitutional legislation, although such a solution has not been recognized by any law in the region.
The same is with HRA proposal that the Constitutional Court should be allowed to decide on just satisfaction in each case – the right citizens of Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina are entitled to.
HRA urges the MPs to consider these proposals prior to voting for the draft Law on the Constitutional Court.
Thank you for your attention.