Gallery of photos from the press conference in the building of the Judicial Academy on 19 February 2019 - Source: Judicial Academy
The Minister of Justice, Mrs. Nela Kuburović stated, at the commencement of the work on the reconstruction of the building of the Judicial Academy, that she expects that its formal opening will take place within a year and that, up to then, the constitutional amendments will be passed in the area of the judiciary.
"By that time, I expect that new laws concerning the status of judges and prosecutors will be passed as well as that the Judicial Academy will become a constitutional category", said Mrs. Kuburović, and expressed her gratitude to the European Union for the assistance in the reconstruction of the building of the Judicial Academy.
As the Minister Mrs. Kuburović put it, the Judicial Academy was also recognized by the Venice Commission as a very important institution for the independence of judges, as well as for their accountability and efficiency. She said that the Judicial Academy has justified its existence and that, today, in addition to being in charge of the training of judicial office holders, it is also in charge of the training of public bailiffs and notaries.
Statements for the media on the occasion of the commencement of the work on the reconstruction of the building of the Judicial Academy - Source: Video production of the Judicial Academy
As stated at the ceremony, by virtue of the decision of the Government of Serbia in 2015, the Ministry of Justice and the Judicial Academy launched an initiative for the provision of the funds for the reconstruction of the building.
The Head of the EU Mission to Serbia, H.E. Mr. Sem Fabrizi said that the Mission, together with the Government of Serbia, is working on the "full establishment of the rule of law" in Serbia in the course of the process of its accession to the EU.
To use his words, in the process, the key Chapters are those on the judiciary and human rights, the issues covered by Chapters 23 and 24, which are indispensible for democratic life. Every state needs professional, independent, and educated judges, Mr. Fabrizi pointed out.
The Director of the Judicial Academy, Mr. Nenad Vujić presented to the Minister Mrs. Kuburović and to Mr. Fabrizi the certificates of merit for their endeavours on the development of the Judicial Academy, the reconstructed building of which, he believes, will be opened in the beginning of the next year.
Mr. Nenad Vujić briefly informed those present about the project, the history of the Academy, as well as about the volume of the work and, in particular, about the mission and vision of the Academy in the light of the reconstruction of the building, which, as he put it, is yet to give its full contribution to the improvement of the judicial system of the Republic of Serbia.
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