Zeman’s list of constitutional judge nominees is shaping up

Among possible nominees for Constitutional Court judges that president-elect Miloš Zeman is considering are expert on criminal law Jaroslav Fenyk and commercial law specialist Irena Pelikánová, according to the website of the weekly Respekt magazine. As of the beginning of February, the Constitutional Court has 12 out of the total 15 judges. The president nominates new judges, who are then approved by the Senate. Mr Zeman has also said he is planning to nominate the current chief judge Pavel Rychetský for another term, once his current term expires in August.

Author: Masha Volynsky