Improving Access to Justice (Project Life – A2J – EARL)

While the body of EU environmental policy and regulation is one of the most advanced and comprehensive in the world, an implementation gap has become evident. Strong legislative and policy frameworks are not providing the results that they should because they are not properly implemented.

White Crow Awards 2017

Former employees of the Foreign Ministry, psychologist and environmental activist were awarded for their socially beneficial and brave civic acts. Former employees of the Foreign Ministry, Zuzana Hlávková and Pavol Szalai, brought to light suspicious...

VIA IURIS criticizes the amendment of the Rules of the discussion procedure

The amendment of the Rules of the discussion procedure of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, which will be discussed at October Parliamentary Session does not deal with essential problems of the parliamentary practice. Instead of improving the...

Among new judges are mostly women under 35 years

Most of new judges of the District Courts are women 30-35 years old who were before working in the area of the judiciary. Candidates for the posts of judges who have relatives in the judiciary are more successful in the selection procedures than other candidates. It stems from the last monitoring of the selection procedures of the judges carried out by VIA IURIS.

Code of Administrative Court Procedure Strengthens the Rights of the Public

Today enter in force new codes regulating proceedings before courts, including the new Code of the Administrative Court Procedure. Civil association VIA IURIS was actively participating in its elaboration and achieved that this new code extends in a...

Modifications in the Construction of the Crossroad Triblavina Not a Good Solution

Civil association Triblavina warns that modifications in the construction of the crossroad Triblavina which were suggested by the National Motorway Company would worsen the traffic situation in comparison with the original project. In response to these...
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Citizen
VIA IURIS promotes effective public participation in decision and policy making. The citizens have to be able to participate effectively in various permission procedures that affect their lives. They ought to have access to information and access to justice in matters of public interest, such as the environmental protection and accountability of state institutions and municipalities. We support and provide assistance not only to “White Crows” but also to people who are threatened while advocating the public interest.
Civil society
Authentic civil society, as one of the cornerstones of freedom and democracy is jeopardized by non-systemic legislative proposals, populist statements of politicians and disinformation campaign led by conspiracy media. Our role is to defeat myths about NGOs, critically analyse civil society and protect the legislative environment so that Slovak citizens also in the future have right to freely express, associate and actively participate and control the administration of public affairs.
Rule of law
VIA IURIS promotes systemic measures to strengthen the independence of courts, public prosecution and police and to eliminate political influence on them. These institutions are the fundamental elements of the rule of law and crucial in securing equality before the law and enforcing the justice. These institutions ought to guarantee the exercise of public power by elected officials in compliance with the public interest, not the private interests of oligarchs. They have to guarantee that everyone is held accountable for overstepping of the law, even politicians.
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Improving Access to Justice (Project Life – A2J – EARL)

While the body of EU environmental policy and regulation is one of the most advanced and comprehensive in the world, an implementation gap has become evident. Strong legislative and policy frameworks are not providing the results that they should because they are not properly implemented.

White Crow Awards 2017

Former employees of the Foreign Ministry, psychologist and environmental activist were awarded for their socially beneficial and brave civic acts. Former employees of the Foreign Ministry, Zuzana Hlávková and Pavol Szalai, brought to light suspicious...

Among new judges are mostly women under 35 years

Most of new judges of the District Courts are women 30-35 years old who were before working in the area of the judiciary. Candidates for the posts of judges who have relatives in the judiciary are more successful in the selection procedures than other candidates. It stems from the last monitoring of the selection procedures of the judges carried out by VIA IURIS.

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