Nečas supports possibility of judiciary council

Prime Minister Petr Nečas accepts the possibility of creating a supreme judiciary council with which the government would consult the appointment of judges, their numbers and possibly the sector´s budget. After a meeting with judiciary representatives on Thursday, Mr Nečas said that the judiciary branch of the state is often left out of communications between the legislative and executive branches, and that the council could help make it more of a fully-fledged part of the three powers that form a democratic state. Judges would like the judiciary council to be more than a mere consultative body. Supreme Court chairwoman Iva Brožová said the establishment of the supreme council would be the first step on the road towards the judiciary´s higher self-rule.