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.

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.

Coronavirus: The Pandemic’s Impact on the Turkish Judicial System

In addition to its impact on many areas of law, Covid-19’s increasing spread has had a direct and important effect on the Turkish judicial system.

Adopted Provisional Measures with Respect to Judicial, Administrative and Other Public-Law Affairs to Contain the Spread of Coronavirus

Following the issuance of the order on special measures, issued by the president of the Supreme Court, temporarily regulating operation of Slovenian courts during the COVID-19 epidemic, on 20 March 2020, the Slovenian Parliament adopted the intervention 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)

North Macedonia: Courts’ Hearings Cancelled due to COVID-19

Based on the Decision of the Court Council for the acting of the Courts in Republic of North Macedonia in a situation of increased danger from the COVID-19 virus, the Principal Civil Court in Skopje has informed that all hearings are cancelled, save for urgent matters.