International Democrat Union concerned about the situation in Slovenia

The Executive Committee of the International Democrat Union, a working association of over 80 Conservative, Christian Democrat and like-minded political parties of the centre and centre right chaired by former Australian Prime Minister Mr John Howard, at its meeting in Madrid 10th and 11th April 2014 expressed concern over the situation in Slovenia, in particular with regard to the judiciary. The IDU Executive adopted unanimously the following resolution:

IDU Statement on Slovenia

The International Democrat Union
- notes with concern the European Commission’s comments on the unsatisfactory nature of Slovenia’s judicial system and the need for further reform;
- re-affirms its belief that a strong, independent judicial system is an essential element of the rule of law and of a democratic society;
- condemns selective justice as an affront to the rule of law;
- resolves to support its Member Party, the Slovenian Democratic Party, and their continuing efforts to strengthen the rule of law and judicial independence in Slovenia and
- calls on the government of Slovenia and other post-communist countries to enact and implement effective lustration laws.

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