The Ministry of Justice is actively working to prevent attempts to circumvent justice, Justice Minister Bojan Marichikj said in his address to the online town hall meeting organized by the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption to present research on corruption in the judiciary.
“We cannot have a strong rule of law if laws do not apply to everyone equally. Those who have committed corruption or crime, be they politicians, judges or anyone else, must be held accountable,” Minister Marichikj said.
“We cannot allow any attempts to circumvent justice and the legal system. This is why we supported the new methodology for vetting of the judiciary. Yesterday, the Judicial Council dismissed three judges. So far, a total of 16 judges have been dismissed.”
“I believe that these checks should continue,” he added, expressing support for the Anti-Corruption Plan on his and the government’s behalf.
The justice minister also spoke of legal changes contributing to a stronger fight against crime and corruption. In line with the Anti-Corruption Plan and the Europe at Home Agenda, he announced new positions and digitalization in the Public Prosecutor’s Office and electronic data exchange between institutions to better coordinate and carry out investigations.