Property issues and the Courts
- I have been discussing property issues with a Slovak exchange student. His mother is a lawyer in Bratislava. He said she is rather frustrated with the courts system and property issues in Slovakia. She still has property cases that she took on in the 1980's that have not been resolved. Because of this she will not accept any cases that involve property issues.
He said that he knows of property disputes where the individuals agree not to go to court because of they are frustrated with the court system.
It is his opinion that during the communist era the courts were so subservient to the will of the government they were of little use. Unlike our system where the courts are independant and have a role in the check and balance of government bodies, the Slovak court system does not. He says even the Constitutional (Supreme) Court whose judges are appointed and removed by the political party in power rarely rules against the government.
Can a member please reply to this issue of the court system in Slovakia.
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