Changes in the Operation of Courts during the Declared Epidemic

Author: Lenart Kmetic, SELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm As previously reported, measures have been adopted by the president of the Supreme Court due to the declared epidemic of the infectious disease COVID-19 in the Republic of Slovenia. However, as the epidemic is still ongoing and as the Government of the Republic of Slovenia has further restricted public life in the state, on 13 November 2020 the President of the Supreme Court issued a new court order on operation of Slovenian courts (“Order”). Restriction of the courts’ operations to urgent matters The main novelty implemented by the…

Amendments of the Provisional Measures Concerning Judicial, Administrative and other Public-Law Affairs

With the intention of gradually restoring normal operation of courts and administrative bodies while continuing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Parliament of the Republic of Slovenia on 28 April 2020 adopted the Act on Amendments of the Act on Provisional Measures, with which it aims to alleviate some of the measures adopted in the judicial and administrative field.

Decree-Law on Deadlines and Judicial Proceedings during the Emergency in Republika Srpska

According to the newly adopted Decree-Law in Republika Srpska (Official Gazette No. 32/2020), all deadlines for filing lawsuits in civil proceedings, initiating extrajudicial proceedings, enforcement proceedings or other proceedings shall cease to apply during the state of emergency.

Slovenia: Adopted New Provisional Measures with Respect to Judicial Affairs

Pursuant to Article 4 of the Act on Provisional Measures with Respect to Judicial, Administrative and Other Public-Law Affairs for the Control of the Spread of the Contagious Disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID 19) (ZZUSUDJZ), the President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia on 30 March 2020 adopted a new Order on special measures.

The Romanian High Court of Cassation and Justice Continues its Deliberations and Determinations on Procedural Points of Law

Authors: Sorina Olaru and Razvan Banta, NNDKP Note on how the national courts will reason upon the requests for additional evidence in appeal when the Suspension of civil procedures due to COVID-19 crisis will cease and the activity in courts will be resumed Good news from the High Court of Romania! Even though most of the civil cases are suspended ex officio throughout the state of emergency instated by Decree no. 195/16.03.2020, the High Court ruled on 30 March 2020, in an appeal on a point of law procedure (in Romanian: “Recurs în interesul legii”) that will certainly be of interest…

All Hearings in Turkey are Postponed

Within the scope of the combat against the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the law regarding suspension of time periods and processes in substantive law, procedural law and execution law until 30 April 2020 was published in the Official Gazette dated 26 March 2020. The law authorised the Council of Judges and Prosecutors (the "CJP") to adopt all necessary measures during the suspension of time periods, including postponement of hearings in first instance judicial and administrative courts, as well as regional courts of appeal and regional administrative courts.

Albanian Council of Ministers adopts the Decree-Law on Special Measures in the Judicial Activity during the Epidemic Period caused by Covid-19

Considering the outbreak of the Covid-19, starting from 10 March 2020, following a decision of the High Judicial Council, the activity and the services related to the judicial system have been suspended, aiming to mitigate the risk for the spread of the virus. The urgent court proceedings (i.e. injunctions, hearings related to the validity of the arrests, etc.) were exempted by this principle and decided as such by the court, on a case-by-case basis.

COVID-19 - Suspension of Time Periods in Substantive Law, Procedural Law and Execution Law

Within the scope of the combat against Coronavirus (COVID-19), in order to prevent losses of rights in judicial processes, in the early hours of 25 March 2020, the Turkish parliament passed a law and this law includes an article regarding suspension of time periods and processes in substantive law, procedural law and execution law.

Arbitration in the Time of COVID-19. The Romanian Perspective

Amid the spread of COVID-19, the Romanian President decreed a state of national emergency in Romania, with express measures to be taken in the justice system. Although the Decree does not refer to arbitration, the state of national emergency and the need for social distancing inevitably impact it as wel