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Protests Against Abuse of Fast-Track Procedures in Parliament

04.10.2012 11:13
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Ljubljana, 4 October (STA) - The Court of Audit and the anti-corruption watchdog issued warnings on Thursday against abuse of fast-track procedures in parliament. The court noted that a large majority of laws were passed in fast-track procedures, while the Corruption Prevention Commission called for better laws and more inclusive legislative processes.

Between October 2008 and July 2009, over 82% of laws were passed in fast-track procedures, according to National Assembly data.

"Especially worrying is the recent trend, when between 21 December last year and 20 July this year over 95% of laws were passed in fast-track procedures," Court of Audit president Igor Šoltes said.

In a statement, the anti-corruption watchdog criticised the government and the legislature for failing to craft "accomplished" legislative solutions and ensuring participation of the civil and expert societies.

The statements come as Human Rights Ombudsman dr. Zdenka Čebašek-Travnik called on the government today to respect rules it adopted itself.

The call was part of a protest organised by the Centre for Information Service, Co-operation and Development of NGOs (CNVOS) aimed at highlighting the consequences of sloppy legislation.

"Slovenia has too little time to exit the crisis to be able to afford bad laws," CNVOS president Goran Forbici said.


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