Prague President Milos Zeman told Vice President of the Supreme Administrative Court (NSS) Michalu Mazanca that he was appointed President of the NSS on 18 September. The Mazanec court will lead from 1 October. Mazanec told the journalists after Tuesday's meeting with Zeman in the Prague Castle. The information was then confirmed on Twitter by the President's spokesperson, Jiří Ovčáček. The current chairman of the NSS, Josef Baxa, the decision of the head of state respects the suitability of Mazanka's choice not to respond.
The decision is subject to the contra-signature of Prime Minister Andrei Babis (ANO). Mazanec expects Zeman to appoint him with the Prime Minister.
The mandate of Bax expires in September, while Mazanco's term expires. Mazanec suggested to the president to replace him as vice-chairman, he did not want names to tell the reporters. According to him, Zeman will only decide.
Zeman Mazanec spoke about the problems of administrative law in the Czech Republic. He outlined the problems that the NSS has to deal with, for example with a large number of pending cases, or with "an isolation of the highest administrative court as more or less autonomous systems". Mazanec noted that in the Czech Republic one NSS system consists of three dozen judges and the other a general court of more than 3000. "The imbalance is also a problem in practice," he said.
He intends to establish closer contacts with regional courts and their administrative law departments, which he claims have been neglected by the increase in the number of cassation clauses and the lack of time in the past. There is a lot of work in the legislative field, according to him, the NSS law of 2003 will have to be changed. He therefore wants to meet Justice Minister Jan Kněžínek (for YES). According to him, the interference in the law would be more fundamental than Parliament's amendment, which is now in Parliament.
Born on July 17, 1951. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague.
Vice President of the Supreme Administrative Court has been President Václav Havel since January 2003, who appointed him President of the Josef Baxa Court in December 2002.
From 1984 to 1989 he was a member of the Communist Party. Since 1993 he has organized a single Czech collection of judicial decisions in administrative law (the so-called red collection). Between 2000 and 2001, in collaboration with Marie Zišková and other judges of the Supreme Administrative Court, he prepared institutional, competence and procedural arrangements for the reform of administrative justice, including the main lines of the administrative procedure and the supplementary law.
Mazanec will only be in office for three years instead of a ten-year term.
Mazanec said that the concept of NSS is given by law, and he will continue and fulfill it just as well as Baxa. Baxa, who replaces him, has a charisma: the job of the judge ends at the end of the year when he was 70 years old. Mazanec of this age limit will reach 2021. He told journalists that the government must make conceptual changes, and he has three years of work ahead of him. "We must try to do what is possible," he said.
Baxa did not want the president to evaluate the choice. "It's the president's decision and must be respected," Baxa said. He added that he is willing to work with his successor if Mazenec is interested.
In July, Baxa said in an interview that it would be advisable for the president to choose an adept who can serve ten years. It is not possible for Mazance, the mandate of the judge expires in three years.
According to Baxa, the 10-year term of office of the President of the Court is generally important and not applicable to a particular person. "These ten years are important for the independence of the court and for the elaboration and completion of its duties," said Baxa Tuesday.
The president has advised Bax & # 39; s successor with many people, including a member of her expert team, Maria Benešová.