Judges Cannot Run in Parliamentary Elections in Slovakia Anymore

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The change in the Slovak electoral legislation from September 2019 was meant to prevent judges from travelling back and forth between politics and law. The new rules require that judges give up their office to run for a parliamentary election. This contribution reviews the rules on the political activity of judges in Slovakia from 1993 onwards and contextualises this most recent development.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date12 Nov 2019
PublisherBlog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2019

Bibliographical note

Suggested Citation: Simon Drugda, Judges Cannot Run in Parliamentary Elections in Slovakia Anymore, Int’l J. Const. L. Blog, Nov. 12, 2019, at:

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Law - Judicial politics, Judges, Electoral legislation, Election rules, Right to be elected, Judges in politics

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