Pre-1989 case casts pall over top court appointments

Photo: Michaela Říhová, ČTK

The Senate met on Wednesday to consider three judges nominated for places on the Constitutional Court. However, the candidacy of Robert Fremr for Czechia’s top court sparked controversy, following recent allegations of impropriety pre-1989.

The Senate gathered on Wednesday to consider three names put forward by President Petr Pavel to be Constitutional Court justices. They had all been approved already by two upper house committees.

However allegations published last week put one of the nominees, Robert Fremr, in the spotlight.

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Author: Ian Willoughby