Justice Minister Calls Extraordinary Meeting of Supreme Judicial Council on Judge’s Dismissal

Justice Minister Calls Extraordinary Meeting of Supreme Judicial Council on Judge’s Dismissal

Justice minister Diana Kovacheva called an extraordinary meeting of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) Monday morning to discuss the dismissal of judge Miroslava Todorova.

The SJC dismissed Todorova, a judge of the Sofia City Court and president of the Bulgarian Judges Association, over the delay of three cases. The decision prompted more than 100 magistrates and representatives of NGOs last week to stage a protest, claiming that the punishment is politically motivated. Kovacheva said the SJC should revise its decision as it is questionable if it is proportionate to the violations Todorova has committed, the state-run Bulgarian National Television reported.

Last week Todorova said she will appeal her dismissal. She did not deny delaying cases but said that measures should be taken to reduce the workload on Bulgarian judges.

 

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